March 10, 2016

What They Are Saying About Clinton’s Dodge On Her Possible Indictment

During last night’s debate, Hillary Clinton made a habit of ducking the moderator’s hard questions. On issues from her use of an illicit, private email server to immigration, Clinton refused to give the American people a straight answer.

No question Clinton ducked drew more attention than the one, posed by Jorge Ramos, on what she would do if she were indicted. Below see some of the reactions that highlight Clinton’s stonewalling on the question of her being indicted:

Politico: “An unamused Clinton bristled when Ramos asked about her exclusive use of a personal email server at the State Department, telling the Univision anchor on Wednesday night that she wouldn’t engage with his question. ‘Oh, for goodness — that is not going to happen,’ the former secretary of state told Ramos when he asked whether she would drop out of the race if indicted. ‘I’m not even answering that question.’”

Washington Post: “Clinton pivoted off Ramos’s original inquiry to familiar talking points about retroactive classification and the private email habits of her predecessors, but when Ramos asked again, Clinton shot back: ‘Oh, for goodness — that’s not going to happen. I’m not even answering that question.’ Ramos surely knew Clinton wouldn’t seriously entertain the prospect of her indictment or exit from the race.”

Business Insider: “‘If you get indicted, will you drop out?’ he asked her.

The former secretary of state refused to answer the question.”

New York Post: “‘Would you drop out of the race if you were indicted?’ moderator Jorge Ramos asked about theongoing FBI investigation into classified material on a personal home server that Clinton used while she was secretary of state. Clinton dodged and repeated her oft-used response that she never used her home server to send or receive classified material.”

Bloomberg: “She dismissed any possibility she would be indicted over her use of personal e-mail, refusing to answer a question about whether she would drop out of the race if she were.”

New Yorker: “Then the Univision anchor repeated his question about whether she would drop out if she were indicted. ‘Oh, for goodness—’ she said, not hiding her irritation. ‘That’s not going to happen. I’m not even answering that question.’”