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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Refuses SIX TIMES To Say If Obama’s Policies Are On The Ballot [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter

Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz dodged the question of whether or not President Obama’s policies were on the ballot, despite being asked six times by CNN “State of the Union” host Candy Crowley and RNC chairman Reince Priebus.

CROWLEY: Congresswoman, is this election about President Obama’s policies?

WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ: This election is about making sure that we elect a congress that will focus on the priorities that people care about the most, and that’s creating jobs, getting this economy turned around, investing in education and health care, making sure that we can focus on a foreign policy that keeps people safe from harm…

Wasserman-Schultz went on a long monologue, which led Priebus to press her on the question.

PRIEBUS: The question is the president’s policy on the ballot. That’s the question.

WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ: No, no, Reince, I let you finish. I agree with [Republican Congressman] Darrell Issa and what Darrell Issa said about the Ebola crisis is that we need to make sure that we recognize that we have to keep our people safe, and we have to have policies that make sure that we can do that by not overreacting…

After the discussion drifted away from the question again, Priebus called her out on the dodge.

PRIEBUS: Debbie still hasn’t answered the question. First of all she still hasn’t answered the question as to whether or not the president’s policies are on the ballot.

WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ: Reince, what’s on the ballot are Democratic and Republican candidates.

But that wasn’t a good enough answer for Crowley.

CROWLEY: Hang on one second. Congresswoman, tell us what this election is about, what’s on the ballot, are they the president’s policies?

PRIEBUS: Are they the president’s policies or not, are the president’s policies on the ballot?

WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ: So what’s on the ballot is a choice for voters between Democrats who are running for Congress, and I’m one of them, that’s running for Congress that’s focused on creating jobs, on making sure that we can help people reach the middle class, by focusing on investing in education and health care, and infrastructure and the choice between Republican candidates who support a Tea Party agenda…

As the segment closed, Priebus brought up the question for the fifth and sixth time.

PRIEBUS: And Debbie still hasn’t answered the question of whether the President’s policies are on the ballot.

WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ: I’ve answered it multiple times.

PRIEBUS: Are the president’s policies on the ballot, yes or no?

WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ: You just want to focus on anything other than jobs and the economy

PRIEBUS: Are the president’s policies on the ballot, yes or no?

WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ: Jobs and economy are on the ballot…

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