I have to admit, watching DWS implode is immensely satisfying.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democratic National Committee chiefs Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Patrick Gaspard cancelled interviews with local media outlets tonight, amid controversy surrounding the party’s decision to reintroduce “God” and “Jerusalem” to the platform.
Jon Ralston, host of the Las Vegas-based “Face To Face” news program, told POLITICO that he was sitting in the chair waiting for a 2:45 p.m. PT (5:45 p.m. ET) interview with Gaspard when he was told that his guest had cancelled, without explanation.
Blair Miller of WSOC TV, ABC’s Charlotte, N.C., affiliate, also tweeted that Wasserman Schultz cancelled her interview with him, without explanation. “After my Romney intv today, we were planning to interview @DWSTweets live,” he wrote. “However, she did not show up. Her staff not answering calls.”
DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse did not respond to a request for comment regarding the cancellations, which came after reports that the party had put “God” back on the platform and affirmed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Wasserman Schultz went on CNN tonight and denied reports of “discord” with the White House over the party’s decision to include the terms, claiming the party had “a two-thirds vote” on the issue.
”Did you really think that it was two-thirds? It seemed like a lot of people felt like it wasn’t quite there,” CNN’s Brianna Keilar asked.
“It was absolutely a two-thirds,” Wasserman Schultz said.
After the interview, CNN host Anderson Cooper said Wasserman Schultz’s version of events was “an alternate reality.”