California Governor Jerry Brown (D) knows better than to give Hillary Clinton a pass on her private email scandal.
When the Washington Post asked Brown about it on Friday, “Brown said he is not convinced the issue is a passing storm, as many other Democrats contend.”
“I don’t know that,” Brown said. “With these things, what makes a difference, you often don’t know until it unfolds because nothing is just what it is. It’s always in part of a larger context. Things unfold and things happen.”
As the New York Times noted, Democrats, who believe Clinton is “too big to fail” and their inevitable nominee, have been put in the unenviable position of defending Clinton’s many scandals.
Brown did concede, though, that Clinton has a clear path to the 2016 nomination.
“Running against Hillary is like running against Jerry Brown in California,” he reportedly said. “In the Democratic Party, it’s not going to happen. You reach a certain point of party loyalty and it’s very powerful.”