Rendell on Hillary's Presser: Infrastructure In This Country Is Falling Apart And We're Talking About Emails

|

Former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) appeared on MSNBC to react to Hillary Clinton's press conference earlier today. Rendell, a Clinton loyalist, scolded the media, including MSNBC, for focusing on the Hillary Clinton private email controversy and not infrastructure and public education in America.

"This country infrastructure is falling apart," Rendell said Tuesday on MSNBC's NOW with Alex Wagner. "We had 47 Senators who for the first time in the history of this country sent a letter to a foreign country undermining the president and we're talking about e-mails?"

"There's something wrong with the political process," Rendell added.

"It's the chattering class, which is all of us, myself included, we talk about stuff like this. When's the last time we had a real serious discussion about how to fund the infrastructure needs of this country? Our infrastructure is falling apart. And I haven't seen it on MSNBC. I haven't seen it on FOX," Rendell said

ALEX WAGNER, MSNBC: Lawrence O'Donnell does not sound satisfied. Governor Rendell, we talked about this last week, how much did that answer questions for you?

FMR. GOV. ED RENDELL (D-PA): Let me respond to what Lawrence said. The State Department said she did comply with the 2009 regulation by preserving everything she sent and by sending it over when she was asked way before the New York Times story broke. She sent them all out before October before there was any --

WANGER: All the e-mails she had chosen from the 60,000.

RENDELL: Right. The reason she probably doesn't want to release all the e-mails is because there are probably e-mails on there from her to Bill Clinton saying, 'Boy, Governor Jones is a real slacker, what a dumbbell he is.'

WAGNER: That would be awesome.

RENDELL: Stuff you wouldn't want in public domain. In retrospect --

WAGNER: Yeah, she said there were yoga workouts, details on Chelsea's wedding.

RENDELL: In retrospect should she have used her one government e-mail? Sure she did. But look, this country infrastructure is falling apart. We had 47 Senators who for the first time in the history of this country sent a letter to a foreign country undermining the president and we're talking about e-mails? There's something wrong with the political process.

WAGNER: Well, we're talking about the 2016 race. Clinton began a press conference by talking exactly to those points, that sort of intimating there are much more important things to be talking about, at the same time this is the official start of the 2016 race.

RENDELL: Alex, each year our voting participation goes down.

WAGNER: And you wonder why.

RENDELL: It's right here. It's the chattering class, which is all of us, myself included, we talk about stuff like this. When's the last time we had a real serious discussion about how to fund the infrastructure needs of this country? Our infrastructure is falling apart. And I haven't seen it on MSNBC. I haven't seen it on FOX.

Comment
Show commentsHide Comments

Latest Political Videos

Video Archives