DNC Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., got called out for lying about Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, the Daily Caller reported while appearing on Ralston Reports, a Nevada-based political talk show hosted by John Ralston.
“Just take a state like Nevada, where you have a governor who refused to implement a state exchange and as a result people who get Affordable Care Act health-care plans are getting them on the federal exchange,” she told Ralston. There’s only one problem — Schultz had her “facts” completely wrong, and was corrected.
“Let me just stop you for a second, because you’re misinformed about that,” Ralston said in response. “Brian Sandoval put in a state exchange. He did, so whoever briefed you on that is wrong. He did put in a state exchange. He was the first Republican governor to do that.”
The Florida Democrat was immediately put on the defensive, Chuck Ross said. While she admitted her mistake, she attempted to spin it by telling Ralston she’s not from Nevada as if that excuses her lie.
“OK. That’s not even the point I’m making,” she told Ralston. “I stand corrected. I’m not from Nevada.”
“I know, that’s why I say, it’s not your fault,” Ralston responded, covering for Wasserman Schultz. Video of her comments can be seen above.
It’s not the first time that Wasserman Schultz has been caught lying in her statements.