Clinton: ‘Why Is There One Standard for Me and Not for Everybody Else?’
Hillary Clinton pulled the victim card during Tuesday night’s town hall debate in South Carolina.
“Why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else?” she asked.
“And that includes the Republicans, because we know they have made a lot of speeches,” she said.
“But, look, what is this about? This is about whether I have the best plan to go after Wall Street, whether I have a record that already demonstrates my willingness to take on Wall Street and financial interests and there’s no question about that.”
The Hill reports:
Clinton said she has a comprehensive and effective plan for combating Wall Street abuse, adding that she’s clear about her position on the issue.
“As strong, I would argue, as my esteemed opponent,” she said, referring to Bernie Sanders. “So, you know what, if people are going to ask for things, everybody should be on a level playing field, and I’m happy if that were the case.”
She said the argument seems to be that if someone takes money from any business, then “you can’t fulfill your public responsibilities.”
She went on to say that President Obama took an “enormous” amount of money from Wall Street in 2008 as a candidate.
“And then he turned around and pushed through the toughest regulation that we’ve seen since the Great Depression,” she said.
“So the argument just doesn’t hold up. But again, if everybody’s going to do the same thing, then I’ll be part of it.”
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