Sanders: I Will Match My Record Against Yours Any Day
Bernie Sanders got testy with Hillary Clinton during Wednesday night’s Univision debate. He told Clinton that he would match his record against hers any day.
“What the secretary is doing tonight, and has done very often, is take large pieces of legislation and take pieces out of it. No, I did not oppose the bailout for the support of the auto industry; no, I do not support vigilantes — and that is a horrific statement, an unfair statement to make,” Sanders said during Wednesday’s Univision debate.
“I will match my record against yours any day.”
The Hill reports:
Sanders was responding to Clinton’s characterization of two of his House votes.
He spoke out in support of a bailout for the auto industry around the financial crisis but ultimately voted against the larger bailout bill, and he also voted in favor of a 2006 amendment that supported the Minutemen militia.
While Clinton raised the auto bailout issue around the Michigan primary, which she ultimately lost to Sanders, the Vermont senator cast that characterization as false.
“So everyone knows the bill the secretary is talking about: That was the bailout of the recklessness, irresponsibility and illegal behavior of Wall Street; it was the Wall Street bailout,” Sanders said to cheers.
He went on to note that Clinton previously had justified that vote as a New York senator by noting it would help her constituency in the New York financial sector, but on the campaign trail has recast the vote as supporting the auto industry.
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