Boxer: Hillary Statement on Republicans Being Enemies Was ‘a Joke’

Monday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was joking when she said she was proud Republicans were her enemies at the CNN primary debate last week.

Mitchell said, “Joe Biden made that point today is that she’s not a unifier. Remember in the debate when she was asked who her enemies are she mentioned the NRA, some others, and said Republicans.”

Boxer answered, “He is taking it out of context because if you look back at the tape, that was kind of a joke given all the things we found out from Kevin McCarthy, the leader of the Republicans in the House who said look at her poll numbers, we drove them down because of Benghazi. That was echoed by another Republican House member and a whistle blower. But she did it in the sense of a joke, frankly. Look, I served with Hillary for years while she was in the United States senate and I can honestly tell you, she was really respected by the Republicans, she really worked with them very closely after 9/11 she represented New York. She had everyone working with her. So I would just suggest if you look at the record, she’s got a beautiful record working with Republicans.”

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