Clinton: ‘I’m So Sick Of Sanders Campaign Lying About Me’
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been facing a tough fight this month against her primary election opponent Bernie Sanders. The Vermont Senator has won a string of the last primary contests, though Clinton is still leading in the delegate race.
However, a visibly frustrated Clinton had a confrontation with a Sanders supporter at a rally Thursday.
“I’m so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me. I’m sick of it,” she said, breaking her normally calm, professional front and even pointing at the woman to punctuate her objection to the claim that she is in the pocket of fossil fuel companies.
The Hill reports:
“I do not have — I have money from people who work for fossil fuel companies,” Clinton responded, before calling the rival campaign’s claims lies.
Clinton’s campaign has accepted sums from fossil fuel companies. According to a Huffington Post report from July of last year, most of her campaign’s largest bundlers at the time were lobbyists for the industry.
In a statement, Greenpeace Director Molly Dorozenski said: “Secretary Clinton is conflating Greenpeace with the Sanders campaign, but we are an independent organization, and our research team has assessed the contributions to all Presidential candidates. We have not and will not endorse candidates.”