April 18, 2016

Kirsten Gillibrand Does A 180 On Clinton’s Paid Speeches

Last week, key Clinton surrogate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) veered wildly off message when asked about Secretary Clinton’s paid speech transcripts. The two have been playing cleanup ever since, and with the New York primary tomorrow, Clinton’s obfuscation and Gillibrand’s off-message comments have become a huge problem.

Clinton was even forced to answer a tough question about Senator Gillibrand’s remark on ABC’s This Week.

It should come as no surprise then that Gillibrand has completely walked back her comments. The New York senator is now telling Politico that Clinton has made a “really good point” about why her private paid speech transcripts should say private:

“Well, I was just trying to reiterate what she said in the debate, that she would, particularly if all these Republicans who have done the same kinds of speeches released their transcripts. And, you know, I think it’s only fair. I mean, Hillary–she makes a really good point that there shouldn’t be two sets of standards.”

Sure. And if you believe Gillibrand came to this new conclusion naturally, America Rising also has a bridge in Brooklyn that we’d like to sell you.