Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina argued that Hillary Clinton “has lived in her own world and in her own bubble for so long that she really doesn’t perceive these very real conflicts of interest as conflicts of interest” and “I’ve been far more specific than Donald Trump about the need to secure the border” on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
Fiorina first commented on Hillary Clinton’s CNN interview, stating, “Well, it’s back to the vast right-wing conspiracy, Sean. It’s all the fault of the vast right-wing conspiracy. And in that interview, which I think was really vintage Clinton. She did not answer a single question, really. She did not accept accountability for anything, really. I honestly think she has lived in her own world and in her own bubble for so long that she really doesn’t perceive these very real conflicts of interest as conflicts of interest. She just wants people to trust her.”
Fiorina continued, “I think, as the polls indicate, people don’t trust her. And that means the foundation of leadership is not solid for her. But I also want you to notice something else, Sean, she was not asked a single question about her track record as secretary of state. She wasn’t asked about why she thought a gimmicky red reset button would stop Vladmir Putin. She wasn’t asked about why she called President Bashar al-Assad of Syria a positive reformer. She wasn’t asked why she declared victory in Iraq in 2011. She wasn’t asked if thought she had lied to the American people about Benghazi, and what she thinks now of the fact that Libya is a failed state and a haven for terrorists. In other words, she isn’t going to be asked the questions she needs to be asked. Which is why we must have a nominee who will face her on a general election debate stage and ask every single one of those questions, so that the American people have the facts they need to make a good judgment.”
Fiorina added that Clinton “wants to run as the first woman president. If, for example, I faced her on a general election debate stage, she wouldn’t get to run as the first woman president, would she? She’d actually have to answer a question about her track record, about her accomplishments, about her trustworthiness. And I would point out, that not only has she taken money from governments with atrocious human rights records, but she as secretary of state took human rights and women’s rights off the table in her discussions with China specifically, even though she made a big show of showing up in China to talk about women’s rights or human rights, and yet when she was in a position to pursue that conversation with China as secretary of state, she took it off the table.”
She then turned to Donald Trump’s remarks, Fiorina said, “Well, I think, first of all, that it’s inaccurate to say that the Mexican government is purposefully sending all of their criminal elements. I think, secondly, it’s obviously true that we have a lot of criminal elements, and I think we need to collaborate more with Mexico to be sure. I think Donald Trump has raised an important issue, but as Rudy Giuliani said in your previous segment, these issues have been around for a very long time. It has been a problem with an insecure border, sanctuary cities, crime, criminal elements coming in through an illegal immigration problem that hasn’t been fixed under Republicans or Democrats. And I think it points out the fact that we have too much hyperbole and too many sound bites in our political process, and not enough problem-solving, and not enough results. Everybody talks about it, Republicans and Democrats alike, particularly around election time, and yet somehow, the border remains insecure.”
Fiorina concluded, “I think when we condemn a whole group of people wholesale, that doesn’t help us solve the problem. … I too, have offered a solution to the illegal immigration problem. I’ve been far more specific than Donald Trump about the need to secure the border, about how I would fix the legal immigration system. For an example, I’ve been very specific about how I would deal with those who have come here illegally and stayed here illegally. But when we paint whole groups of people as bad people, I don’t think that helps us advance the conversation. I think what we need now, honestly, in all of our political process, is less rhetoric, and more results. less talk and more problem solving.”
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