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Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Republicans Are 'Rooting For Economic Failure'

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz slammed her Republican colleagues on Sunday during an appearance on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley.

Asked about March's jobs report, Schultz said, "We have got a ways to go, we need to keep pushing. But what's really bothersome to me, Candy, is that it almost seems like my Republican colleagues in Congress and Mitt Romney are rooting for economic failure."

The DNC chair said that the Republicans are focusing too much on winning the presidential election in November and not enough on job creation.

"I mean, they've been hyper-focused on one job, Barack Obama's, for really the last two years. And we all need to be pulling together to focus on moving the economy forward for the middle class and for working families," she explained.

The jobs report released on Friday showed that the U.S. only added 120,000 jobs last month-- far lower than the predicted 210,000. Mitt Romney blamed President Obama for the new figures, calling the report "weak and very troubling," and a sign that "the Obama economy is not working."

Wasserman Schultz also attacked Republicans for "turning back the clock for women." Republican attitudes towards issues like birth control coverage and equal pay laws show "how callous and insensitive they are towards women's priorities," she said.

She especially took issue with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's quiet repeal of a state law that made it easier victims of wage discrimination to take their employers to court.

Watch the video above (courtesy of CNN).

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