(Brianna Keiler/CNN) “Who’s the better Hillary Clinton?” He voted against the 2003 invasion of Iraq; Clinton, then a senator, voted for it but now says that she made a mistake. “Stop it, ‘” Clinton told CNN in an interview Tuesday. “Is that the equivalent of a rope we have up there?”
(Hillary Clinton/D-Presidential Candidate) “And now I think it’s kind of fun, people get a realtime behind the scenes look at what I was e-mailing about, and what I was communicating about”.
Unlike her questioning of Clinton regarding the foundation, Keilar had multiple follow-ups concerning her e-mails and even got Clinton to snap back that she was “starting with so many assumptions” that supposedly haven’t been substantiated.
Clinton said she would speak out “about the uncontrollable use of guns in our country” and believes most Americans and gun owners support universal background checks. “Golly”, she said as she worked the math out in her head.
Mrs Clinton also refused to be drawn on the prospect of a Clinton-Bush match up if she is the Democratic nominee and Jeb Bush wins the Republican nomination.
Clinton’s competitors have already taken jabs at her use of the unpaid fellows: Lis Smith, the deputy campaign manager for ex- Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, tweeted over the Independence Day weekend that “we all know she doesn’t pay young staff”. She said she was “very disappointed” with him and Republicans for his comments. We’ve got to make sure folks feel like their hard work is getting them somewhere.
Both Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley have held events in Iowa City. “And I think it’s understandable that when questions are raised people maybe are thinking about them and wondering about them”, she said.
Of her potential Republican rivals – and the possibility of another Bush versus Clinton contest – Clinton demurred, emphasizing that the field is wide open.
The self-described democratic socialist went on to stress the need to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, reform the criminal justice system, make college tuition free, invest $1 trillion in rebuilding America’s infrastructure and guarantee workers at least two weeks of paid vacation.
Clinton also weighed in on the debt crisis in Greece, calling the issue “a tragedy”.
Clinton told reporters the Greek financial crisis was a “tragedy” and she was hopeful an agreement could help Greece recover, maintain its place in the eurozone and “keep Europe united”.
She continued, trying to paint the GOP with a broad-brush against immigrants.
She declined to weigh in on the merits of ongoing Iran nuclear talks, but said there needs to be “full transparency, disclosure and verifiable inspections going forward” of Iranian sites.
The ex- New York senator’s team has been wary of likening her to the equivalent of Obama’s third term but her acclaim for the president’s policies highlighted a string of recent victories by the White House in its defense of the health care law, the Supreme Court’s ruling allowing gay marriage and steady economic numbers.