At the CNN Democratic town hall Tuesday, Hillary Clinton said she will release her speech transcripts to Wall Street executives once every candidate, including Republicans, release theirs as well.
When asked by Chris Cuomo whether she will release the transcripts Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for her to she said, “Sure, if everybody does it, and that includes Republicans.”
Hillary continued to say, “I’ve been upfront and strong on this issue for a long time, as strong I would argue as my esteemed opponent. So you know what? If people are going to ask for things, everybody should be on a level playing field. And I’m happy if that were the case.”
Cuomo than said, “I don’t have to explain this to you, you know the temptation of the unknown.” Before being cut off by Clinton, who said, “With all due respect there is no unknown. I have a record, I went to Wall Street before the Great Recession.”
She added, “I’ve now but forth a plan, which is in the public arena. I want people to hold me accountable, because that’s what I’ll do.”
Clinton has been heavily criticized by her opponent Bernie Sanders for getting paid more than $200,000 for speeches to investment firms such as Goldman Sachs.
Her contracts detail that she had her own transcriber for the speeches.