Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” when asked about Republicans criticizing her marriage to former President Bill Clinton after his extramarital affairs, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said, “Family values can be used as such a sword to hurt people.”
Partial transcript as follows:
HOSTIN: The Republican party bills itself as the party of family values. however, many republicans have been very critical of you staying in your marriage. They says a major of political convenience. as opposed to staying in a marriage is a family value? what is your response? why did you stay in your marriage? >>
CLINTON: I wrote about it. I hope everyone reads it, whoever has asked this question. basically I hear that. People say they have an arrangement. Yeah, it’s called a marriage.
HAINES: I have one of those.
HOSTIN: Me too.
CLINTON: There have been a lot more happy days than sad and angry says. I’m very proud and grateful that I’m married my best friend. He has been my biggest source of encouragement and support over all the years, many more than some of you have been alive that we have been together. It is important for people to recognize also that this whole idea of — as you started out saying family values can be used as such a sword to hurt people.
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