When it comes to breaking through political stalemates on Capitol Hill, Debbie Wasserman Schultz says that women are making the difference.
“Women are so often consensus builders,” Wasserman Schultz told “Top Line.” “We’re much more focused on getting to yes, rather than obliterating our opponents on the other side.”
In the aftermath of the 16 day government shutdown, the Florida congresswoman and chair of the Democratic National Committee warned that more political crises are unavoidable unless elected officials take “personal responsibility” in building trust across the partisan divide.
“If members don’t personally make that effort at reaching across the aisle, then I think it’s almost unavoidable,” she said. “I don’t think the intensity of the Tea Party has lessened any from this experience.”
As part of her own personal effort to get to know Republicans better, the congresswoman said that she and Rep. Dan Webster, R – Fla., now get together regularly for dinner.
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