Hillary Clinton Snaps at NPR Host over DOMA, Same-Sex Marriage
Hillary Clinton snapped at radio host Terry Gross of NPR during a Thursday interview on the air about same-sex marriage.
Gross persistently prodded the former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State on the issue, repeatedly asking her to clarify her position about when and why she decided to support same-sex marriage.
“I’m pretty sure you didn’t answer my question about whether you evolved or it was the American public that changed,” Gross said finally.
“You know I really, I have to say, I think you being very persistent, but you are playing with my words and playing with what is such an important issue,” Clinton answered testily.
“I’m just trying to clarify so I can understand,” began Gross.
“No, I don’t think you are trying to clarify,” snapped Clinton. “I think you are trying to say that I used to be opposed and now I am in favor and I did it for political reasons. And that’s just flat wrong.”
Clinton insisted that she did not change her mind for political reasons and highlighted her record on the issue.
“I did not grow up even imagining gay marriage and I don’t think you did either,” she said. “This was an incredible new and important idea that people on the front lines of the gay right movement began to talk about and slowly, but surely, convinced others about the rightness of that position. When I was ready to say what I said, I said it.”
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