January 25, 2016

Clinton Willing To Admit She Handled Emails Poorly, But Won’t Call It Error In Judgment

During tonight’s Democratic town hall, Secretary Clinton was reminded of the critique leveled by The Des Moines Register’s Saturday editorial:

She is not a perfect candidate, as evidenced the way she has handled the furor over her private email server. In our endorsement of her 2008 campaign for president, we wrote that “when she makes a mistake, she should just say so.” That appears to be a lesson she has yet to fully embrace.

Clinton called the criticism fair, and then proved the Register’s point by refusing to call her email scandal an error in judgment. To this day, Clinton still believes she did nothing wrong, and that is the very weakness the Register’s editorial board identified in 2008 and noted Clinton still had not rectified in 2016.