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10/15/2013 05:28 pm ET Updated Oct 15, 2013

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Shutdown Fight Is 'Personal' Against Obama (VIDEO)

Among the many reasons behind the government shutdown, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schutlz (D-Fla.) asserted that the Tea Party's motives were, in part, "personal" against President Barack Obama.

"I think plenty of the Tea Partiers are hell-bent on doing everything they can to block President Obama from being successful, and they're willing to even harm the economy in order to do that. So, some of it is personal," she told HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill.

When pressed on whether their motives are race-driven, she responded, "I'm not going to specifically accuse anyone of racism."

To hear more from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, watch the full segment HERE.

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