Perry On Bill Clinton Paid Speeches: ‘There’s A Clear Quid Pro Quo,’ ‘It’s Getting So Smelly’ [AUDIO]

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry went on the offensive against the practices of the Clintons Wednesday, saying there’s a “clear quid pro quo” with speeches given by Bill Clinton over the past few years.

In an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, the former Texas governor added that actions taken by both the Clintons are “getting so smelly,” that “Democrats are starting to say…this may not work out well for us in the end.”

HUGH HEWITT: Now Governor [Perry], you’ve been on this program three or four times this year. Your opponent, if you’re the nominee, has taken about four questions total all year long. Is that acceptable in a public figure?

RICK PERRY: I think I’ve already answered more questions than she has in the last year in the public. No, it’s not, and listen, the Democrats are, I think, starting to get really nervous about Hillary Clinton. When you start looking at what she’s doing from the standpoint of this Clinton Foundation, there is a clear quid pro quo about speeches her husband has given. I mean, $30 million dollars in the last year and a half for speeches? I mean, that is a stunning number. Then when you look back at when she was Secretary of State, the places that Bill Clinton went to give speeches, I mean, I just think this thing is so, I mean, it’s getting so smelly, Hugh, that even Democrats are starting to say you know, this may not work out well for us in the end. Then when you add to it her just refusal, and this seeming — I mean, I am stunned that a person who would stand up in front of the American people and say listen, I want you to consider me to be the President of the United States, and not to answer questions is totally an absolutely outside the realm of reality.

HEWITT: You know, you always bring up for a quick laugh your brain freeze on stage in 2012 when you forgot a non-essential detail. But Hillary appears to have forgotten that she used a lot of different emails on her private server. And her lawyer appears to have misled Congress and forgotten the False Statements Act. This is not a laughing matter, is it?

PERRY: No, it’s not. And you know, the fact is this is not a lapse of one’s memory. This is a lapse of one’s ethics. And that’s the real issue here. There are real ethical questions that have to be — must be answered by the Clintons from the [Clinton] Foundation through the Secretary of State. And we haven’t even gotten into this entire Benghazi issue. And as we peel back the layers of the onion, if you will, this becomes more and more rotten.