September 19, 2016

Crist Says Clinton Is Honest, Crowd Laughs At Him

Charlie Crist reminded Floridians tonight why he’s a national laughingstock during a debate for the FL-13 Congressional District.

Crist, who has unsuccessfully run for Senate and Governor in the last six years, has set his sights on the House this year and is challenging Republican David Jolly.

During tonight’s debate, Crist said that he planned to vote for Secretary Clinton and began listing her attributes. It was yet another banal debate answer until Crist, unprompted, said he believed Clinton was “honest,” which was too much for the Tampa audience who collectively burst into laughter.

A recent Fox News poll found 64 percent of likely voters do not think Clinton is honest and trustworthy.

For Clinton, her honesty is so mired in the gutter that it’s become a punch line in down ballot races. And for Crist, he showed why he’s a proven loser: his blind partisanship has put him completely out of a touch on a national issue.

CRIST: “I am proud of Hillary Clinton. I think she’s been a very good secretary of state, a very good senator from the state of New York. The thing I like most about her is I believe she is steady, I believe that she is strong, I believe that she is honest, and I look forward to voting for her.”