Thursday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina silenced host Chris Matthews after he attacked her for calling Hillary Clinton a liar during tonight’s presidential debate.
When Matthews said, “You called Hillary Clinton a liar tonight on a number of occasions. do you want to explain why you would use an almost end of conversation term for your possible opponent next year?” Fiorina shot back, “Because it’s true. One of the things people are tired of in politics, Republicans do it as well, we don’t use common sense language. People are tired of sanitized sound bites and bumper sticker rhetoric. They want a conversation with the real issues. And by any standard common sense measure Hillary Clinton has lied about Benghazi and about her emails and about her server.”
She continued, “I will debate her on the issues facing this nation. I will debate her on her positions. I will ask her, for example, how she can possibly continue to defend Planned Parenthood. I will ask her why she continues to say she is a champion of the middle class while every single proposal she has put forward makes crony capitalism worse and worse and worse which makes income inequality worse. I would ask her why she declared victory in Iraq in 2011. Why she called Bashar al Assad a positive reformer. Why she thought she could stop Vladimir Putin’s with a gimmicky button. I will ask her why she got every policy wrong as Secretary of State. That’s how I’ll debate her. on the issues.”
When Matthews pressed Benghazi, Fiorina said, ” OK, so it is very clear from all the data, it is very clear from the data, from the emails that she, that the President of the United States, that the Secretary of State, and that the military understood this was a purposeful terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11. And they understood it while it was going on. So tell me then why would you talk about the next day from the State Department, why would you talk about a video? Why would you explain that this is not America? Why would you stand over the bodies of the fallen and say it again? Why not come out and say, this was a purposeful terrorist attack on our embassy. Four brave Americans were killed and we are going to seek retribution.”
Matthews ended by saying, “I see why you stood out tonight.”
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