Advertisement
Send tips to video@realclearpolitics.com

Real Clear Politics Video

The Latest Politics, News & Election Videos

Wasserman Schultz: Clinton Wrong To Say Romney Had Sterling Career

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), chairwoman of the DNC, addressed former President Bill Clinton calling Mitt Romney's business career "sterling" in an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN tonight.

"Certainly, everyone is titled to their opinion, including President Clinton," Wasserman Schultz said about the "sterling" comment.

"No, I don't agree with President Clinton on that point," Wasserman Schultz said. "In fact, Mitt Romney is basing his entire candidacy on his experience in the private sector and the application we have in government to Mitt Romney's 'sterling' private sector experience is when he was Governor of Massachusetts." Transcript below.

Piers Morgan, CNN: Let's move on to President Clinton, who in an interview with Harvey Weinstein, he was standing in for me last week while I was on royal duty London, revealed a very interesting thing.

He's defending Mitt Romney. He called his career as a businessman a 'sterling career.' What did you make of that when you were watching it? Were you choking on your soup?

DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL): Yeah, I wasn't choking on my soup. Certainly, everyone is titled to their opinion, including President Clinton --

Morgan: Was his opinion correct?

Wasserman Schultz: No. I don't agree with President Clinton on that point. In fact, Mitt Romney is basing his entire candidacy on his experience in the private sector and the application we have in government to Mitt Romney's 'sterling' private sector experience is when he was Governor of Massachusetts, in which he brought Massachusetts from being 36th to 47th out of 50 in job creation.

Morgan: What are you going to do -- what are you going to do about the rogue Bill Clinton?

Wasserman Schultz: Come on Piers, let me answer your question and then we'll go to the next one.

Morgan: I am actually fascinated by the fact that you have President Clinton appearing to be diametrically opposed on this key battleground point. It seems to me like it's not a very helpful scenario.

Wasserman Schultz: If you listened to the rest of President Clinton's interview, he made it very clear that he thinks Mitt Romney's practices, in the way that he carried out his private sector experience does not make him suitable to be President of the United States.

President Clinton is 100% behind President Obama and believes President Obama should continue as President of the United States, and that's the bottom line. The rest of it is sort of window dressing.

In The News

Most Watched

Video Archives - October 2013

SMTWTFS
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031