RNC chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday predicted “an avalanche of information on Hillary Clinton” will be revealed ahead of her likely run for president in 2016, saying “scandal surrounds her.”
“She wanders and scandal surrounds her,” Priebus said during an appearance on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer.
The chairman was responding to the revelation in former Defense Secretary Robert Gates new book that Clinton, as secretary of state, told President Obama that her opposition to the 2007 surge in Iraq was political because she was facing him in the Iowa primary.
“I think there will be an avalanche of information on Hillary Clinton and the things she has done over the years,” Priebus predicted, “dating back to the governorship in Arkansas and her role and many of the things that happened back then to her poor rollout of health care to her affiliation with Barack Obama, to her gross negligence in Benghazi, political decisions on the war.”
“This is a very political person who makes decisions based on how the wind blows,” he said, “and this is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Asked if he thinks she will be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, Priebus said he wasn’t sure. “But with all of the scandal around her, I’m not sure so it would be all that bad for the Republican Party, to tell you the truth,” he said.
He added: “What I do know is you have a political person who makes political decisions her entire life. And if she does decide to run she will answer for every one of them.”