Hillary brings up RFK today in a televised interview. Her campaign tries to clarify her statement but… She did say it… Awkwaaaaard!
Hillary Clinton today brought up the assassination of Sen. Robert Kennedy while defending her decision to stay in the race against Barack Obama.
“My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don’t understand it,” she said, dismissing calls to drop out.
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Her campaign tries to clarify her statement here but I think the damage is done. It may not be as bad as I think it is but with all of the wackos out there on the left, hopefully some freak doesn’t think she’s talking directly to him through the TV.
“I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation – particularly for that family – was in any way offensive,” Clinton continued. “I certainly had no intention of that whatsoever. My view is that we have to look to the past and to our leaders who have inspired us and give us a lot to live up to and I’m honored to hold Senator Kennedy’s seat in the United States Senate in the state of New York. And have the highest regard for the entire Kennedy family.”
Clinton’s statement stands in contrast to the initial reaction from the Clinton camp.
“She was simply referencing her husband in 1992 and Bobby Kennedy in 1968 as historic examples of the nominating process going well into the summer. Any reading into beyond that would be inaccurate,” responded Clinton campaign spokesperson Mo Elleithee.
Hat tip to Hot Air