July 25, 2016

Boyle’s Bernie Attacks Boomerang Back On Him And Clinton

The problem with supporting a flip-flopping candidate, like Hillary Clinton, is that you never know when what you say in support of them will be outdated and contradicted by their new position. That is the situation Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA) finds himself in. During the primary, Congressman Boyle criticized Senator Sanders’ college debt plan as “paper thin”:

“To his credit, Senator Sanders has focused heavily on the student loan issue. While his genuine passion on this issue is admirable, sadly, his plan to address the problem is paper thin.  In contrast, it’s where Hillary’s plan is just beginning. She’s not only focused on solving this problem for kids who are born today, but on the crushing burdens that are currently weighing millions of Americans down.”

Unfortunately for Boyle, Clinton has now adopted Sanders’ college tuition plan, in order to win over his supporters. According to the New York Times, the “core” of Clinton’s new, post-primary plan, is Sanders’ plan:

“Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced a proposal on Wednesday to eliminate tuition at in-state public colleges and universities for families with annual incomes up to $125,000 — largely embracing a core position of Senator Bernie Sanders, who had pledged to make tuition at public institutions free for all students.”

Hopefully Boyle will address whether he believes Clinton’s plan is now “paper thin” during his convention speech.