February 25, 2016

FACT CHECK: The American People Do Care About Hillary Clinton’s Transcripts

This morning, Hillary Clinton’s senior Spokesperson Karen Finney falsely claimed that the American people don’t care about Clinton’s paid speaking transcripts:

FINNEY: The truth is that is not what people are talking about on the ground here in South Carolina. It is not what people are talking about when I’ve been to Colorado or Birmingham Alabama

Yesterday, Clinton backer Cecile Richards made the same claim:

Both of these assertions contradict the facts however.

It was a voter that first raised the issue of Clinton releasing her transcript:

And another voter raised this issue again during a Nevada town hall:

 

As one Democratic strategist put it:

“And this pointless fight over transcripts will come back to bite her and the entire ticket behind her – hard. Most Americans don’t know what Dodd-Frank is, but they definitely all know that $200k for a speech to bankers is a lot of money.”

Despite the Clinton campaign’s claims that the American people don’t care about this issue, the facts tell a different story.