Sanders: Clinton Should ‘Not Be Involved’ with Foundation If Elected
Bernie Sanders said on Sunday that Hillary Clinton should cut ties with the Clinton Foundation if she gets elected as the next president.
“I would certainly suggest that, as president of the United States, she should cease all operations, all contact with the Clinton Foundation,” Sanders, who challenged Clinton for the Democratic nomination, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
The Hill reports:
But Sanders said he doesn’t know enough to weigh in on whether the foundation shouldn’t exist at all during Clinton’s time as president.
“They do a lot of good things with AIDS and so forth,” Sanders said.
“I can’t, you know, definitively answer that. But I think … what we have got to do as a nation is have a very serious debate on the enormous crises facing this country. That is where our focus has got to be.”
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has previously called for the Clinton Foundation to be shut down “immediately.”
“What they were doing during Crooked Hillary’s time as Secretary of State was wrong then, and it is wrong now,” Trump said in a statement last month.
“It is now clear that the Clinton Foundation is the most corrupt enterprise in political history.”
Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, echoed the GOP nominee’s statement.
Several publications, including The Boston Globe, have also called for the foundation to be shut down if Clinton wins the presidency.
The foundation has faced scrutiny recently over its operations during Clinton’s time in the Obama administration.
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