Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus Friday offered a preview of his party’s line of attack on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, calling her untrustworthy and secretive.
“One thing is clear: Hillary Clinton puts the ‘secret’ in secretary,” Preibus said of the former Secretary of State.
Speaking to the Republican National Committee’s summer meeting, the chairman talked about how “She can’t be trusted to keep her word. She can’t be trusted to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear bomb.”
And, he said, “She can’t be trusted to fight for everyday Americans if she thinks being ‘dead broke’ means having two houses and a couple of book deals.” Clinton last year said she and her husband were dead broke when Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001. She said a few days later she could have described the family’s status in more “artful” terms.
Priebus criticized Clinton for the private email server she used while Secretary of State, saying “we’re never going to get the truth till she turns over that server and stops misleading the American people.”
He was dismissive of her rivals for the Democratic nomination. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Priebus said, is “a socialist from Vermont, and sadly it’s not Ben or Jerry.”
Martin O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland, “thinks the answer to ISIS is more wind power,” Priebus charged. O’Malley said recently that climate change helped the rise of the Islamic State, as it contributed to a serious drought in Syria.
And former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee? “I’m not sure Democrats can pick them out of a lineup,” he said.