Hillary Clinton supporter and former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius spoke Saturday afternoon to MSNBC on the possibility of Democrats crossing party lines to support Donald Trump. Sebelius is the former governor of Kansas, which holds it's Democratic caucus tonight.
"I think that Democrats and Republicans have always crossed over for candidates who have some appeal to them. I think that as more focus is put on Donald Trump and what he stands for, I hope that people will understand that he is one of the least well equipped people to become president of the United States," the Clinton surrogate said."
Sebelius on a Trump general election threat:
ALEX WITT, MSNBC: Let's talk about this discussion I just had with a Boston Globe reporter who told me Donald Trump is getting 10% to 15% of Democrats. Are you surprised and how might Secretary Clinton counter that?
KATHLEEN SEBELIUS: I'm not really surprised. I think that Democrats and Republicans have always crossed over for candidates who have some appeal to them. I think that as more focus is put on Donald Trump and what he stands for, I hope that people will understand that he is one of the least well equipped people to become president of the United States.
And whether they are a Democrat or a Republican or an independent, I think at the end of the day Americans want the leader of the free world to be knowledgeable, thoughtful, experienced, and there's only one candidate as far as I'm concerned who is ready to be president, and that's Hillary Clinton.
Sebelius also commented on unions like the Teamsters, United Auto Workers and AFI-CIO not making an endorsement prior to this week's Michigan primary and downplayed the power they have.
"I think [Hillary] would love to have the endorsements. But this is a very strange year, Alex. I'm not sure endorsements hurt or help," Sebelius said.
Sebelius conceded Sanders has "ignited" young voters, but said once they are educated about Hillary Clinton's "incredible record" they will migrate over the the "experienced executive."
On the federal investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private server while she was Secretary of State, Sebelius said the inquiry looks like it's nearing the end and will show she was "careful and thoughtful." Sebelius said "the mistake has been acknowledged" and it's time to move on.
"There seems to be no evidence that anything that was exchanged, was classified until after the fact," Sebelius said Saturday. "So she would love this investigation to wrap up. She said in the beginning there's nothing there. And I think the American public will be convinced once the investigation is finished that she was careful, thoughtful. She shouldn't have used a public server but that mistake has been acknowledged and we need to move on."