As an Iran sanctions measure appears to die, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is now actively working to bolster U.S. Rep. and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Behind the scenes, Wasserman Schultz was said to oppose the sanctions bill, which was backed by AIPAC and some Democrats but was strongly opposed by the White House. Wasserman Schultz refused to talk about it in detail with us recently (column here).
[I]n a Jan. 24 letter obtained Monday by the Washington Free Beacon, AIPAC’s Southeastern states director, Mark Kleinman, issued a strong defense of Wasserman Schultz. The letter also claims the HuffPost story was "inaccurate," but doesn't say why.
“Friends, I wanted to forward a statement issued by AIPAC national board member Ike Fisher after the Huffington Post released an inaccurate article regarding AIPAC and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz,” Kleinman wrote in the letter, before feeding into Fisher's comment: “Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz has a strong record of support for the U.S.-Israel relationship,” read Fisher’s statement. “She is a good friend of Israel and a close friend of AIPAC, and we look forward to our continued work together for many years to come.”