Speaking to Jack Tapper on CNN's State of the Union Sunday, Hillary Clinton responds to charges from Republicans and Democrats that her policies as President Obama's Secretary of State led to the rise of the Islamic State.
"That is beyond absurd," Sec. Clinton said. "I'm just going to let them say whatever they choose to say... ISIS was primarily the result of the [power] vacuum in Syria caused by Assad."
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JAKE TAPPER: Jeff Weaver, Sen. Sanders' campaign manager said that your foriegn policy, and you support a foreign policy that helped give rise to ISIS
HILLARY CLINTON: That is beyond absurd. They're saying a lot of things these days, and I'm just going to let them say whatever they choose to say.
ISIS was primarily the result of the [power] vacuum in Syria caused by Assad first and foremost, aided and abetted by Iran and Russia.