Schweitzer Takes Veiled Shot at Hillary Over Iraq War Vote
12:10 PM, Dec 19, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Brian Schweitzer, the former Democratic governor of Montana who may run for president in 2016, spoke Wednesday night to Progress Iowa, a liberal grassroots organization, in Altoona, Iowa. In his speech, Schweitzer criticized Democrats who voted for the Iraq war, a group that includes a potential rival for the Democratic nomination: Hillary Clinton.
Watch Schweitzer's remarks below:
"So, when we were attacked at 9/11 by 17 Saudis and 2 Egyptians who called themselves al Qaeda, who weren't welcome in Iraq, and George Bush got a bunch of Democrats to vote for that war, I was just shaking my head in Montana," Schweitzer said.
During an appearance last month on MSNBC, Schweitzer more directly criticized Hillary:
In a recent interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD, Schweitzer also questioned the foreign policy of the current president, Barack Obama. "Can you find somebody…who can explain to me why we’re still in Afghanistan?" he said.
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