Barack Obama’s hand picked choice as the Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee recently accused the Republican governor of Wisconsin of assaulting and abusing women. While the accusation was ostensibly taken as a literal description of the political differences between Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Governor Scott Walker (R), it’s recently been uncovered that the Florida Congresswoman has been assisting a Democratic New Mexico lawyer’s quest for elected office. Yet as reported by the Washington Examiner on Sept. 5, 2014, the same New Mexico attorney has quite a history of defending stalkers, wife beaters and sexual offenders.
Representing Florida’s 23d Congressional District, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused Gov. Walker of being an active participant in what the Democrats have labeled as “the GOP war on women.” Without backing up her accusations, Wasserman Schultz stated at a round-table discussion on women’s issues at the Milwaukee Athletic Club that Gov. Walker “[H]as given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But that is reality.” Not done yet, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on Sept. 3, 2014 that Wasserman Schultz also stated:
What Republican Tea Party extremists like Scott Walker are doing is they are grabbing us by the hair and pulling us back. It is not going to happen on our watch.
Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R) said she was “shocked” that Wasserman Schultz would use the language of domestic violence to score political points in front of a partisan audience. “I think the remarks were absolutely hideous and the motive behind them was despicable,” Kleefisch added.
Regardless of the firestorm the Florida representative stirred up in Milwaukee, ten days before her ad hominem against Walker, she paid a visit to Albuquerque, New Mexico to advocate for local Democrats running for office, to include 2nd Congressional District candidate for Congress Roxanne “Rocky” Lara, Esq. Despite Wasserman Schultz’s accusation of Scott Walker supposed war on women, it turns out that Lawyer Lara has defended in court at least four different men standing trial for various crimes specifically aimed at women.
In four different cases from 2001 to 2012, Lara “defended a man who allegedly sexually abused his estranged wife, another who allegedly beat his wife and forced her on drugs she was allergic to, another who smashed up his estranged wife’s home, according to a police report, and a fourth accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend.”
As the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard noted, “The cases had a similar abusive theme summed up in a quote from one of those allegedly targeted by Lara’s client: ‘He wouldn’t give me a divorce, he doesn’t plan to re-marry, he just make my life a living hell,’ she said in the court papers.” In the meantime, Republican Party spokesman Sean Spicer said, “Sadly, this is just the latest example of the lengths Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC will go to mislead voters.”