Clinton Spox Finney Refuses To Disavow Albright, Steinem Remarks

Hillary for America Senior Spokesperson Karen Finney refused to denounce comments by Gloria Steinem and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright about women who don’t support Hillary Clinton on Monday’s “CNN Newsroom.”

Finney said, “[B]oth of these women have been first in their careers, and obviously they have strong feelings. I’ve heard former secretary Albright talk about that a number of times before. They have very strong feelings about it, but i just want you to point out, I mean, these are two women, obviously they’re supporting hillary, but we are not accountable — we can’t control what they say, obviously.”

Anchor Carol Costello cut in, “But you can disavow what they say Karen, you can disavow what they say, because they seem to be pitting the older generation of women against the younger, and that’s never a good thing, frankly.” Finney responded that she would like fellow candidate Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) campaign to disavow comments by former NAACP head Ben Jealous about Clinton’s criminal justice record.

Costello countered that this is just Finney going “tit for tat.” And asked again if Clinton should disavow what Albright and Steinem said. Finney responded, “[S]he talked about it yesterday, as you know, in an interview — a couple of interviews actually. And, again, I mean, these are women who are passionate advocates. They support Hillary Clinton. We can’t really control what they say.”

Costello cut in again to state, “But again, you can disavow what they say.”

Finney then said, “They feel very strongly about having a woman president. And I would point you to something that Gloria Steinem said, which she also — the first thing that she said was talking about women in power, and how men tend to get more power as they get older and women don’t always. And I think there are some realities here of sexism, but the point is, these are two women who are passionate advocates. We can’t control what they say. They are very passionate about women. They have been first throughout their careers. So, they know a little something about what that’s like and have clearly have feelings about it.”

She concluded by re-iterating that she wants to see Sanders’ campaign disavow Ben Jealous’ comments.

(h/t Washington Free Beacon)

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