“Scandals, lies, and corruption. That’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz,” the ad says.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) released a new web ad titled, “Corrupt,” hitting embattled former Democratic National Committee Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), over her handling of the scandal involving her former IT staffer, Imran Awan.
Wasserman Schultz once again has found herself at the center of political controversy over her handling of the scandal. Awan and his family are under a federal investigation for alleged equipment and data scam. He was arrested last month.
“Corrupt,” which is backed by a five-figure ad buy starts with an illustration of a police chase.
“July 2017: a Congressional aide to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Imran Awan, was arrested trying to flee the country,” the ad’s narrator said while the police chase plays out.
“Instead of joining her Democratic colleagues, Schultz waited until after the arrest to fire Awan,” the ad continues.
“Imran Awan was later charged with bank fraud and is suspected of exposing sensitive government information,” the ad says. “Rather than admitting to a scandal, Wasserman Schultz blames the arrest on racial profiling and Islamophobia.”
It should be noted that fellow Democrats disagree with Wasserman Schultz’s claim that the investigation into Awan is based in racial profiling and Islamophobia.
The narrator concluded the ad by saying: “Scandals, lies, and corruption. That’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz.”
“As usual, instead of taking responsibility, she made an abundance of excuses and doubled down,” NRCC Communications Director Matt Gorman said in a statement. “As long as Florida has Debbie Wasserman Schultz, they’ll have to deal with the scandals that follow her around.”
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