Bernie Sanders answered Hillary Clinton’s criticism of him as being “out of his depth” after a devastatingly bad interview he gave to the editorial board of the New York Daily News.
Clinton seized on the senator’s gaffes in the interview about questions on how he proposes to “break up big banks,” the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and how to interrogate and detain suspected ISIS terrorists. Saying that Sanders “hasn’t done his homework,” and that he has “been talking for more than a year about doing things that he hasn’t really studied or understood,” Clinton implied, although she would not commit to saying directly, that Sanders is not qualified to serve as president.
See that interview here:
Sanders bit back during a campaign rally, saying that he doesn’t believe Clinton is qualified to be president and listing his reasons for saying so.
‘I don’t believe that she is qualified if she is, through her Super PAC, taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds. I don’t think that you are qualified if you get 15 million dollars from Wall Street through your Super PAC. I don’t think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in Iraq.’
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow commented that Sander was “going after Clinton in a way that we have not heard before in this Democratic fight” and predicted that this was just the beginning of a debate that will continue to grow more heated between the two.
‘So there you have it. This is what you call a tipping point. This is when the Democratic presidential primary process suddenly becomes a very different contest with a very different aim than the way it started out.’
See video of Maddow’s coverage and Bernie’s remarks here:
It is clear that both are prepared to let the gloves come off as the race for delegates in the primary heats up. Sanders is coming off a clean sweep in the past few primaries, so Hillary’s desperate attacks and Sanders’s opportunities to hit back at her criticisms will provoke many a bloody fight between the two in the months to come.