Campaign Spokesman Dodges On Hillary Clinton Flip-Flops [VIDEO]
Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon defended Clinton’s shifting positions on the Keystone XL pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership by saying that “voters know who Hillary Clinton is and what she’s about.” (RELATED: Hillary Comes Out Against Keystone XL Amid Papal Visit)
Fallon, appearing on “MSNBC Live with José Díaz-Balart” Tuesday, dodged the question and instead stuck to talking points.
“This is somebody who right after law school went to the Children’s Defense Fund; didn’t go to a white-shoe law firm,” he said. “It’s been clear for her entire career that she’s been someone who stands up for families and children and that will come through.” (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Comes Out Against The Trans-Pacific Partnership)
José Díaz-Balart: So let’s talk about for example, TPP. She seemed to be changing her mind on the Keystone project. It took her a while to come to the table on that. You know, you were talking about, for example, gun safety issues, Wall Street reform, cost of prescription drugs — those are issues that Bernie Sanders has been talking about pretty consistently for years now. Is that a difference between them? Or are all these projects that she’s bringing out kind of bringing us to today for the debate?
Brian Fallon: I think there’s some differences even on those issues that you just mentioned, and I think those will come out in the course of the conversation tonight but I think it will be a very civil, substantive exchange. Overall you mentioned Keystone. I know there’s also been some focus on TPP. Look, voters know who Hillary Clinton is and what she’s about and what she’s been fighting for. This is somebody who right after law school went to the Children’s Defense Fund, didn’t go to a white-shoe law firm. It’s been clear for her entire career that she’s been someone who stands up for families and children and that will come through. Voters know who she is. And her North Star in this campaign and what would be her North Star as president is rising wages. We really need to get incomes up. The president has gone a great job lifting us up out of a historic recession. But we need to make sure that those gains are felt across the board and that incomes to rise. And that is the test that she applies for every policy stance she’s taken in this campaign, including on issues like the trade deal.