Following Joe Kaufman Criticism, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Does Damage Control, Cancels Keynote AddressTo Radical Muslim Group
March 1, 2012
Following Joe Kaufman criticism, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz does damage control, cancels Keynote Address to Radical Muslim Group
Group pulls event info off its website
In an effort to conduct damage control, DNC Chair and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has canceled her upcoming speech that was going to take place in front of a radical Muslim group, EMERGE USA. Her Washington, D.C. office confirmed the cancellation.
On flyers that now have been pulled down from EMERGE USA's official website, Wasserman Schultz had been listed as the Keynote Speaker for the group's annual fundraising banquet to be held on the night of April 21st at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North.
Joe Kaufman, who is running for U.S. Congress against Wasserman Schultz, had co-written an article about the situation for the David Horowitz Freedom Center's FrontPage Magazine, titled ‘Debbie Wasserman Schultz Empowers a Radical Muslim Fundraiser.' He then contacted all three of Wasserman Schultz's Congressional offices to call on her to cancel her speech and followed it up with a press release announcing a protest against her and EMERGE.
In their investigative piece, Kaufman and co-author Beila Rabinowitz provided extensive proof of how a number of EMERGE USA representatives have been associated with anti-American, anti-Israel and Islamic supremacist statements and activities. They took issue with the fact that the Congresswoman would be helping the group to raise money, money that would undoubtedly be used towards nefarious purposes.
The information had gone viral, as Fox News and others released news stories about it.
Wasserman Schultz took Kaufman's advice to heart, as she canceled her speech and had EMERGE remove all mention of it from its website.
According to Wasserman Schultz's office, they do not know if EMERGE will still be moving forward with its April fundraising banquet.