Leading into the Super Tuesday election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton trashed her 2016 rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for running a campaign that is “just baloney.”
Speaking on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton expressed no regret for comments she made denouncing Sanders in a Hulu docuseries about her life.
“That was my authentic opinion then; it’s my authentic opinion now,” Hillary Clinton said. “He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”
Regarding Sanders’ recent assertion that the Democratic nomination should go to the candidate with the most pledged delegates in the event of a brokered convention, Hillary said that the DNC should just “follow the rules.”
“My reaction is, let’s follow the rules,” Clinton said. “We’ve got rules. We had rules last time and we have rules this time. I think it’s always a good idea to follow the rules. Everybody knew what they were when you got into it.”
Repeating the establishment talking points, Hillary Clinton feared that a Bernie Sanders candidacy could badly hurt the party’s chances in the down-ticket races for the House and Senat.
“Change is hard, it’s not glamorous, it doesn’t fit into a soundbite and yet the people who were elected in 2018 are out there doing the people’s work,” she said. “I think we ought to be more understanding and realistic on what it takes to get change in this big, complicated, pluralistic democracy of ours.”
“Today is obviously a big day,” she continued. “I’m just watching and hoping that we nominate whoever is the strongest candidate to take out the current incumbent. That’s the only thing that really matters at the end of the day.”
“I think we ought to be more understanding and realistic on what it takes to get change in this big, complicated, pluralistic democracy of ours.” @HillaryClinton says she stands by her opinion in her @hulu documentary that Bernie Sander's campaign is "just bologna." pic.twitter.com/vJTCSBAUDt
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 3, 2020
The feud between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders erupted this past January when The Hollywood Reporter reported that she stood by a statement she made severely criticizing Bernie Sanders in the four-part Hulu docuseries “Hillary.”
“He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him,” she said in the series. “Nobody likes him; nobody wants to work with him; he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”
Following that statement, she appeared on “The Ellen Show” where she proceeded to cryptically denounce Sanders as a candidate who promises the moon but can’t deliver.
“I am saying the same thing to everybody,” Hillary said. “Please, look at the candidates and clearly, you like somebody better than others, and then analyze that person’s positions, and their message, and can that person win. Because remember, it’s not the popular vote; it’s the electoral college.”
“You’ve got to be very clear-minded about who can win,” she continued. “But it’s not enough to win; you want somebody who, as you rightly said, is going to try to get us back on track. We have so much to be proud of in our country. We have so many wonderful people. We need to get back into what I call, ‘The Future Business.’ We need to be investing in our future. It means dealing with climate change. It means dealing with healthcare. It means making the economy work for everybody. These things are not easy to do. So you need somebody who knows how to govern. And I just want everybody to pay attention.”