With Hillary Clinton’s unfavorable numbers showing a nosedive with voters, Carly Fiorina argued Tuesday that the “disturbing” results show that voters are “giving up” on political figures as Democrats continue to back Clinton in 2016.
Appearing on “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” Fiorina also called the numbers “common sense” given the news of the past couple months, especially the scandals surrounding the Clinton Foundation and dealings during her State Department tenure.
HEWITT: I want to turn to Hillary Clinton’s credibility numbers. They have taken an amazing him in a period of 30 days or so. They have plummeted extraordinarily. A full 53 percent, according to a Quinnipiac poll last week, say she is not trustworthy. To what do you put the sudden precipitous decline in her credibility to, Carly Fiorina?
CARLY FIORINA: Well I do think there has been a lot of news about what has gone on at the Clinton Foundation, and I think it’s just common sense that people would say, you know, it just doesn’t sound right that foreign governments are providing tens of millions of dollars to this family foundation while she’s serving as secretary of state. It just doesn’t sound right that they’re providing money to Bill Clinton through a shell company while she serves as secretary of state. It doesn’t sound right that the State Department is approving weapons transfers from some of these same governments that were giving money to the family foundation.
On the other hand, Hugh, I’ll tell you something else that I find, honestly, equally disturbing. It’s equally disturbing to me that with those kinds of numbers, that 53 percent of the American voters don’t find her trustworthy, that her support among Democrats for the nomination doesn’t seem to be wavering. And the reason I say I find those numbers disturbing is because does it say that we have reached a point where we have so little trust in our public servants that this is just the norm. ‘Oh yeah, you know, Bill and Hillary Clinton, they personify the political class. No, they’re not transparent or trustworthy, but we’re going to vote for them anyway. I find that very disturbing because that means citizens are giving up on their political leadership in their government.