Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hillary Clinton on Face the Nation

Covering topics from Benghazi to Syria, from The Donald to the Dems, and from health care to the economy,  Hillary Clinton sat down with John Dickerson for a Sunday morning in depth one-on-one.  She was detailed, authoritative, and unhesitating in response to a wide range of questions and thoroughly relaxed in her signature warm and personable way.

Hillary reminded the audience that when Benghazi was under attack other embassies also were being threatened, i.e. more than one mission (anywhere from 12-18) was under some form of assault.  Benghazi was one of these.

She also spoke of her efforts early to to prevent the crisis we see today for the Syrian people - efforts that have been outlined here many times before.

While she faulted Donald Trump in particular for fostering a toxic, biased atmosphere, and Republican candidates in general for attacking policies and programs from Planned Parenthood to Obamacare, she refused to make any statement about Democratic opponents declared or otherwise.  She made it very clear that the battle right now is between the major parties and not among Democrats.   She made it clear that she considers Bernie Sanders to be under the latter umbrella. "I want this to be about ideas and about policies." She stated that she has no interest in attacking Bernie. (I hope everyone on her side of the campaign heard that loud and clear.)

As for persistent declarations that her persona is inauthentic, she laughed it all off rather musically.  That is the real Hillary, folks!

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Here are some highlights from Face the Nation's website.

Hillary Clinton: U.S. should take 65,000 Syrian refugees

Last Updated Sep 20, 2015 10:58 AM EDT
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday that the United States should accept 65,000 refugees from Syria to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis created by the war there.
"We're facing the worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II and I think the United States has to do more," the former secretary of state said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." "I would like to see us move from what is a good start with 10,000 to 65,000 and begin immediately to put into place the mechanisms for vetting the people that we would take in."
She said there should be a focus on admitting the most vulnerable, like persecuted religious minorities, or those who had been brutalized, like the Yazidi women.
Clinton also said, "I want the United States to lead the world," and said the United Nations Secretary General should call for a meeting at the upcoming U.N. General Assembly meeting in which countries make specific commitments about to provide money and aid.
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Hillary Clinton: I'm not preparing for Joe Biden

Hillary Clinton said she and her team are not taking steps to prepare for a possible late entry into the Democratic presidential primary by Vice President Joe Biden.
"This is such a personal decision and the vice president has to sort this out," Clinton said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." "He's been so open in talking about how difficult this time is for him and his family and he's obviously considering what he wants to do including whether he wants to run."
"I just have the greatest respect and affection for him and I think everybody just ought to give him the space to decide what's best for his family," she added.
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