While campaigning in New Hampshire recently, Hillary Clinton sounded a Donald Trumpian note on immigration.
“Look, I voted numerous times, when I was a senator, to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in,” she said, “and I do think you have to control your borders.”
Perhaps realizing the error of her ways, on Tuesday, the former secretary of state expressed regret for her remarks. But not for the reason you'd think.
Rather than apologize for the policy she espoused (liberals, after all, have for years decried the notion of building a “barrier” along the Mexican border) Clinton instead bemoaned her “poor choice of words”–in this case, “illegal immigrants.”
“That was a poor choice of words,” she wrote, “As I’ve said throughout this campaign, the people at the heart of this issue are children, parents, families, DREAMers. They have names, and hopes and dreams that deserve to be respected. I’ve talked about undocumented immigrants hundreds of times and fought for years for comprehensive immigration reform.”
It will be interesting to see if people were, in fact, more incensed by Clinton’s language than by the Trump-like policy of wall-building that she expressed her support for. If so, perhaps the Donald can expect support from the left if he starts talking about deporting the “undocumented” rather than “illegal immigrants.”
Donald Trump has joined forces with Hillary Clinton and other presidential candidates to condemn the recent announcement that Pfizer, known for its erectile dysfunction drugs, is inverting in a merger with Allergan PLC to become an Irish company.
An audience member at a Memphis rally for Hillary Clinton Friday fainted during the Democrat's speech. After Clinton asked for someone to help the supporter, she joked, "I thought it was the talk of Republicans that might have done it."
How lucky is Hillary Clinton that her sole (credible) competitor for the Democratic nomination for president is a dyspeptic, self-described socialist who doesn’t appear to actually wish to be president? So lucky that nearly a year out from the 2016 election, she’s already running her general election campaign.
Bernie Sanders believes a recent comment from Hillary Clinton is both "silly" and "absurd." Sanders responded to Clinton's comment, which was made in the weekend debate, in an interview today with Katie Couric:
Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified on Capitol Hill today that President Obama's opinion of the ongoing investigation by the FBI related to Hillary Clinton has no influence on the Department of Justice. Lynch made the comments after being questioned by Rep. Bob Goodlatte:
It wasn’t much of a debate. This might have been because of the scheduling. Everybody ought to have something better to do on Saturday night than argue over the correct level of the minimum wage. Also, the atrocity in Paris hung over the proceedings, making the words of the candidates seem even more calculated and inauthentic than usual.
During the Democratic debate Saturday night, Hillary Clinton said that ISIS "cannot be contained, it must be defeated." She also said, not once but twice, that this "cannot be an American fight" (while adding, "although American leadership is essential").
During Saturday night's Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton was asked about bringing in Syrian refugees.
"I think that is the number one requirement. I also said that we should take increased numbers of refugees. The [Obama] administration originally said 10 [thousand]. I said we should go to 65 [thousand], but only if we have as careful a screening and vetting process as we can imagine, whatever resources it takes. I do not want us to in any way inadvertently allow people who wish us harm to come into our country."