Sanders: Clinton Not Qualified To Be President
Bernie Sanders has launched an unquestionably negative attack against Hillary Clinton, saying that the former Secretary of State and two-term Senator is not “qualified” to be President.
“She has been saying lately that she thinks I am quote, unquote ‘not qualified’ to be president,” the Vermont Senator said in Philadelphia. “I don’t believe that she is qualified … if she is, through, her super-PAC, taking tens of millions of dollars in special interests funds.”
“I don’t think that you are ‘qualified’ if you get $15 million from Wall Street through your super-PAC. 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 have supported virtually every disastrous trade agreement.”
The Hill reports:
Clinton’s campaign denies that the former secretary of State called Sanders “unqualified” for the presidency. She dodged several times during a Wednesday interview on MSNBC when asked if she thought Sanders was qualified for the presidency.
Instead, she pointed to Sanders’s remarks in a New York Daily News interview, saying it “raised a lot of really serious questions” about the independent senator’s qualifications on several issues, namely going after “big banks.” “I think he hadn’t done his homework,” she said.
The remarks highlight escalating rhetoric between the two Democratic hopefuls as Clinton looks to defend turf in New York ahead of the state’s April 19 primary, while Sanders hopes to keep up momentum following wins in several recent states, including most recently Wisconsin.
Clinton has been hitting Sanders on his Democratic credentials, saying in a Politico podcastreleased Wednesday that she’s “not even sure” Sanders is a Democrat. She later said during a television appearance that he “himself doesn’t consider himself to be a Democrat.”