POLITICS

Jason Collins towers over political friends at fundraiser

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., earned some "merciless" teasing from the first lady Wednesday night at a New York City fundraiser, thanks to basketball player Jason Collins.

"I hope I didn't make you guys feel short," the 7-foot Washington Wizards center tweeted Schultz, along with a photo where he stands some 3 feet taller than the Democratic National Committee chairwoman.

"I was teasing [Schultz] mercilessly because Jason and me and Debbie took pictures. She was way down low," Michelle Obama joked in her speech. "There are very few people who I speak after where I have to pull the mic down."

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