Bernie Sanders vs Hillary Clinton: comments on incompetence
Bernie Sanders can now boast four wins in a row and victories in six of the last seven contests for the Democratic presidential nomination. At a rally in Pennsylvania, Sanders declared Hillary Clinton to be unqualified to be commander in chief. The Vermont Senator cited her past policy positions and votes, and her acceptance of substantial donations to her super PAC. “Secretary Clinton appears to be getting a little bit nervous,” Sanders told a crowd of thousands at a rally at Temple University in Philadelphia. “She has been saying lately that she thinks that I am quote unquote, not qualified to be president. Now, let me, let me just say in response to Secretary Clinton, I don’t believe that she is qualified, if she is, through her super PAC, taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest donations.”
“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 which has cost us millions of decent paying jobs. I don’t think you are qualified if you supported the Panama Free Trade Agreement, something I very strongly opposed, and which is as all of you know, has allowed corporations and wealthy people all over the world to avoid paying their taxes to their countries,” he added.
However, Clinton, did not openly say Sanders was not qualified for the presidency. On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday, the former Secretary of State chided Sanders for his recent interview with the New York Daily News’ editorial board, where he seemed to stumble with answers about how exactly he would break up the country’s largest banks and pass some of his other policy agenda items. “I think he hadn’t done his homework and he’d been talking for more than a year about doing things that he obviously hadn’t really studied or understood, and that does raise a lot of questions,” Clinton said.