Acting as one might be expected to act when their bread and butter comes under attack, Hillary Clinton got a little … shall we say testy about the scrutiny over speeches she gave to Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs.
Appearing Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” host George Stephanopoulos surprisingly followed up an issue from Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate, when the candidate said she’d “look into” releasing the transcripts from her speeches to the financial institution.
“Yeah, you know, here’s another thing I want to say,” a highly irritated Clinton told pal Stephanopoulos. “Let everybody who’s ever given a speech to any private group under any circumstances release them. We’ll all release them at the same time.”
She then fell back on the Clinton trademark of playing the victim.
“You know, I don’t mind being the subject in Republican debates, the subject in the Democratic primary,” she added. “That kind of goes with the territory … At some point, these rules need to apply to everybody.”
For the record, Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned more than $153 million for 729 speeches the two combined to make from February 2003 until Clinton began her presidential bid last year, according to CNN. That’s an average payday of $210,795 for the candidate who claimed the couple was “nearly broke” when they left the White House.
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