Sunday on NBC’s Meet The Press,” when asked if going after Bill Clinton to attack his wife, the Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is fair game in the 2016 presidential election the Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) warned against it.
Guest host Andrea Mitchell asked, “Does it raise questions as to whether there is some risk involved in unleashing bill Clinton as popular a figure as he is in the Democratic Party, he had his problems in 2008, we saw what happened in that campaign. But if he — Donald Trump is going to raise this issue, as he is warning, of Bill Clinton’s past and sexism, does that give you any pause as Democratic chair?”
Wasserman Schultz said, “I think that Donald Trump or any candidate on the other side of the aisle would raise bill Clinton as somehow a negative to their peril. I think every poll I’ve ever seen shows that if President Clinton were a candidate tomorrow he’d be reelected. He presided at that time over the longest period of prosperity, sustained up to that point, finished his term very popular —and continues to be one of the most admired elected officials and former elected officials and men in the world.”
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