In her first television interview of the campaign, Lee Whitnum came out swinging against two of her fellow Democrats seeking the nomination for the seat currently held by Joe Lieberman. During a taping of Face the State, the lawyer and author from Greenwich was highly critical of Susan Bysiewicz and Chris Murphy.
On Bysiewicz, here is an excerpt of what Whitnum had to say: “I don’t like her at all. I think she is a card-carrying Israelist.” Is she running to make sure this Congress remains pro-Israel?”
As for Murphy:
“Chris Murphy pledged $30M to Israel over the next ten years……..We elected a young maverick kid and he just hasn’t done very much. He needs to be taken out of office.”
Whitnum hasn’t made many friends in the Connecticut Democratic Party. She is currently suing Governor Malloy, alleging he called her an anti-semite. In the interview, Whitnum said the governor (who has publicly talked about his dyslexia) can’t read. In the past she has called Senator Lieberman a traitor, and demanded Senator Richard Blumenthal resign.
Whitnum’s opposition to the United States policy on its ally Israel, has led to those anti-semitism charges. On Face the State Sunday, you’ll hear Whitnum talk about what she believes needs to be done when it comes to Israel.
Whitnum ran for Chris Dodd’s senate seat in 2010, and against Jim Himes in the 4th district in 2008. She is also remembered as the one time girlfriend of Massachusetts Senator John Kerry.
You can watch the entire interview with Lee Whitnum, this Sunday morning at 11 on Face the State, only on Channel 3.
UPDATE: Here is the interview http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=6784939