After Socialist Bernie Sanders trounced Hillary Clinton during Tuesday’s Wisconsin Primary, the former Secretary of State received some terrible news after Sanders claimed Clinton wasn’t “qualified” to be president!
Hillary’s campaign is still clouded by the ongoing FBI investigation regarding her illegal email server that she used while Secretary of State, so these comments by Sanders, in Clinton’s home state of New York none the less, is likely going to continue the decline of her candidacy!
While it is unclear whether or not Obama’s Justice Department will actually bring charges against Mrs. Clinton, the mere investigation has severely hurt her trustworthiness with the American people.
In the city of Brotherly Love, the home of Rocky Balboa, the place where disgruntled Eagles fans once booed Santa Claus, the increasingly personal and bitter fight for the Democratic nomination took a sharp pugilistic turn Wednesday night. The issue: whether either candidate is even fit for the White House.
Hillary Clinton is not qualified to be president, Bernie Sanders told a crowd of supporters packed into Temple University’s arena, delivering his fiercest jab yet to the struggling Democratic front-runner.
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“Now the other day, I think, Secretary Clinton appeared to be getting a little bit nervous,” he began. “We have won, we have won seven out of eight of the recent primaries and caucuses. And she has been saying lately that she thinks that I am, quote unquote, not qualified to be president.
“Well let me, let me just say in response to Secretary Clinton: I don’t believe that she is qualified if she is, if she is, through her super PAC, taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds,” he said. “I don’t think you are qualified if you get $15 million from Wall Street through your super PAC.”
Sanders then pivoted to her record on foreign policy, saying, “I don’t think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in Iraq. I don’t think you are qualified if you’ve supported virtually every disastrous trade agreement, which has cost us millions of decent paying jobs. I don’t think you are qualified if you supported the Panama free trade agreement, something I very strongly opposed and which, as all of you know, has allowed corporations and wealthy people all over the world to avoid paying their taxes to their countries.”
Clinton’s camp fired back almost immediately — with great umbrage taken — as the Sanders operation shot out new fundraising appeals keying off the senator’s comments.
Her campaign spokesman, Brian Fallon, first denied that she had said the Vermont senator wasn’t qualified to be president. “Hillary Clinton did not say Bernie Sanders was ‘not qualified.’ But he has now — absurdly — said it about her. This is a new low,” he tweeted.
“Bernie Sanders, take back your words about Hillary Clinton,” he said in a follow-up tweet.
Michael Nutter, a Clinton backer and the former mayor of Philadelphia, where Sanders was speaking, tweeted his disdain for the remarks.
“Tonight @BernieSanders said .@HillaryClinton wasn’t qualified to be President. THIS is LOW and crosses the line. Take it back, Senator,” Nutter wrote. Fallon retweeted the message with the hashtag #TakeItBackBernie. Another hashtag, #HillarySoQualified, became a top trend within hours of Sanders’ remarks.
Appearing on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, Clinton supporter Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) called Sanders’ qualification remark a “pretty extraordinary claim.”
“She’s probably among the very best qualified candidates to run for this office,” said Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. “She was just an extraordinary secretary of state. She has broad experience. I think she’ll make a tremendous commander in chief. I don’t think people will take that very seriously.”
“Frankly,” he said, “I’m much more concerned this week with what I heard Senator Sanders say on the gun issue.”
Here’s a video of Sanders’ comments:
Do you agree with Sanders that Hillary is not “qualified” to be president? Should Republicans like Trump and Cruz use the same playbook as they try and stop the eventual Democratic nominee? Share your thoughts below!!