DNC Liasion Posted “JEWBAGS” Picture is Daughter of Major Florida Democrat Donors
Dani Gilbert, the Democratic National Committee’s Jewish liaison who caused a stir for a photo she published on Facebook with a caption entitled “JEWBAGS”, is the daughter of two Florida democratic supporters who have helped to raise nearly half a million dollars for President Obama’s campaign.
Gilbert was appointed to the position by the committee’s Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz despite opposition from Obama campaign personnel who argued that senior Democrats were already dealing with the responsibilities of the job.
“I apologize for any harm postings on my Facebook page made years ago may have caused anyone. I meant no offense,” Gilbert wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
Gilbert worked inside Schultz’s congressional office, which represents the 20th district of Florida, before she was appointed to her par-time position as Jewish liaison.
“Danni has excelled in her role handling Jewish issues for the Chair in her Congressional office and was brought on here part time to do outreach to the Jewish Community,” said Brad Woodhouse, a DNC spokeman.
“Like many in the age of social media, she had things posted on her Facebook page that she now regrets and which she has apologized for. Her employment both in the Chair’s Congressional office and at the DNC is a testament to her knowledge and professionalism and nothing more – and no smear driven by the right wing noise machine is going to impact her status as a trusted member of this team,” he added.