RNC Chair Says Bring on Hillary: She’ll Unite GOP, Help Raise ‘a lot of Money’

Susan Walsh/Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
Susan Walsh/Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
On Sunday, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus declared that nobody will unite Republicans more than Hillary Clinton.
On CBS’s Face the Nation, Priebus sent a message to Democrats ahead of Clinton’s Sunday formal presidential announcement: Bring on Hillary.
Priebus cited recent Quinnipiac polls that found voters in swing states like Iowa, Colorado, and Florida do not find Clinton to be “honest and trustworthy” after details about her private email scandal and shady donations to her family’s foundation from repressive Middle Eastern regimes have come to light. In fact, Clinton trails Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in Iowa, Colorado, and Pennsylvania and is virtually tied with nearly all of her potential GOP contenders in Iowa.
“If you were me and you were chairman of the national party and you had someone on the ticket that would unite the party, would help you raise a lot of money, and help you recruit a ton of volunteers, you’d want nothing more than Hilary Clinton to be on the other side,” he said.
Priebus also said that Clinton can’t be a champion for women’s rights while having paid women less than men in her Senate office and accepted donations from repressive Middle Eastern regimes like Saudi Arabia.
He said Clinton “has a product that is not worth buying,” but also noted that Republicans have to “make the case for our own party as well.”