Republicans have unfairly used the Ebola crisis to stoke public fears and hurl criticism at President Obama, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.) said on Sunday.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman pointed to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who last week said the virus was easier to catch than many think and could infect people three feet away from a patient.

“When you have Republican senators like Rand Paul — who’s a doctor who should know better — who are saying you can be three feet from somebody who has Ebola and get it, that is an example of how Republicans are politicizing it,” she said on “Fox News Sunday.”

“This is an issue that should not be politicized.”

Last week, Paul told a group of college students that the virus could be easier to contract than AIDS.

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