Wasserman Schultz: Unfair To Bash Obama For Above-6% Unemployment

DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said it’s not fair for Republicans to criticize President Obama for the fact that the stimulus package didn’t bring unemployment to below 6 percent, as the White House initially said.

“I don’t think that’s a legitimate criticism,” she said on CNN’s State of the Union. “In fact, it succeeded in jumpstarting this economy.”

Wasserman Schultz accused Republicans of rooting for economic failure.

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