Tonight’s CNN / Facebook debate began in a pretty pedestrian fashion. The second segment finally brought a memorable moment. While pundits speculated about potential sniping and retorts between Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the two ‘teamed up’ to slam the GOP.
Moderator Anderson Cooper came out asking Hillary about the whole ’email thing’ …
I’ve taken responsibility for it, I did say it was a mistake. What I did was allowed by the State Department but it wasn’t the best choice. I have been as transparent as I know to be, turning over 55 thousand pages of my emails asking that they be made public. And you’re right, I am gong to be testifying, and I have been asking to testify for some time and do it in public — which was not originally agree to.” Then Hillary took aim and fired — “But let’s just take a minute here and point out that this committee is basically an arm of the Republican National Committee. It is a partisan vehicle as admitted by the House Republican Majority Leader, Mr. McCarthy — to drive down my poll numbers, big surprise. And that’s what they have attempted to do. I am still standing, I am happy to be a part of this debate.”
Clinton then went on to say she wanted to talk about more important issues. Cooper tried to tussle over the issue, pressing that they should talk about it considering all the efforts and that the President called it a legitimate issue. Hillary didn’t give an inch pointing out what a gigantic waste of time she saw the whole ‘witch hunt’ to be.
Bernie Sanders then stepped in and backed up Mrs. Clinton. he said that it might not be the most politically smart thing to do but he needed to say that America has had enough of the nonsense and declared “Enough of the emails!” waving his hands out. After a few more lines about important issues, Sanders said that no one wanted to hear anything about the ‘damn emails!”
The crowd ERUPTED! The two rivals then shook hands in a genuine show of unity.
It was good stuff. Regardless if you support Sanders or Clinton. It probably reminded a lot of people in both camps that at some point most of them will probably be in the same camp.
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