These Senators Must Explain Why They Think The World Of Clinton When She Thinks So Little Of Their Constituents
- Hillary Clinton recently revealed that she believed the people who lived in "all that red in the middle" were attracted to a "backwards" campaign and implied they didn't like African Americans getting rights or women getting jobs.
- Red State Democrats must explain how they can reconcile boosting Clinton's values and agenda when she imbues such belittling beliefs towards the very states they represent.
- Senator Jon Tester said he endorsed Clinton "so we can move our nation forward."
- Senator Claire McCaskill on Clinton: "She has the heart to lead this country."
- Senator Sherrod Brown: "I trust Secretary Clinton to fight for children and families."
- Senator Heidi Heitkamp on Clinton: "She's very collaborative, very open to a different way of looking at things, uber smart. She digs down and understands an issue."
- Senator Joe Manchin: "I support Hillary Clinton. I know Hillary Clinton and I find her to be warm and engaging, compassionate and tough."
- Senator Debbie Stabenow: "Hillary Clinton will fight for our values day in and day out."
- Senator Joe Donnelly on Clinton: "She wants to make sure that the promise of America is extended to every family in the country."
- Senator Bob Casey on Clinton: She "has the character" to be president.
- Senator Tammy Baldwin: Clinton will be "fair in addressing the aspirations and needs of all Americans."
- Senator Bill Nelson said he was "honored" to "promote her agenda."
Hillary Clinton Asserted That People Who Lived In The Middle Of The Country Were Attracted To A "Backwards" Campaign And Implied Their Votes Were Motivated By Racism And Sexism
Hillary Clinton Claimed That Said Voters Who Lived In "All That Red In The Middle" Of The United States Were Attracted To A "Backwards" Campaign. HILLARY CLINTON: "If you look at the map of the United States there's all that red in the middle where Trump won. I win the coasts, I win you know Illinois and Minnesota places like that, but what the map doesn't show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America's gross domestic product. So I won the places that our optimistic diverse dynamic moving forward and his whole campaign make America great again was looking backwards." (Hillary Clinton, " Remarks At India Today Conclave 2018 In Mumbai, India ," 3/10/18)
- Clinton Implied That Voters In These States May Have Voted For Her Opponent Because They "Didn't Like Black People Getting Rights," Women "Getting Jobs," Or "Indian Americans Succeeding." CLINTON: "You know, you didn't like black people getting rights, you don't like women, you know, getting jobs, you don't want it, you know, see that Indian Americans succeeding more than you are. Whatever your problem is I'm gonna solve it." (Hillary Clinton, " Remarks At India Today Conclave 2018 ," 3/10/18)
DEMOCRATIC SENATORS REPRESENTING RED STATES HAVE HEAPED PRAISE ON CLINTON WHO HAS BELITTLED THEIR CONSTITUENTS
Senator Claire McCaskill Was The First Lawmaker To Publicly Endorse Clinton, Saying She Would Make A "Terrific President" Even Before Clinton Announced She Was Running
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Endorsed The Ready For Hillary PAC On June 18, 2013, Becoming The First Lawmaker To Publically Push Clinton To Run For President. "Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Tuesday endorsed the Ready for Hillary super-PAC, becoming the first lawmaker to back an effort aimed at pushing Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016." (Alexandra Jaffe, "McCaskill Becomes First Lawmaker To Endorse Ready For Hillary PAC," The Hill , 6/18/13)
- Clinton Announced Her Candidacy On April 12, 2015. "Ending two years of speculation and coy denials, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced on Sunday that she would seek the presidency for a second time, immediately establishing herself as the likely 2016 Democratic nominee." (Amy Chozick, "Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid," The New York Times , 4/12/15)
In A 2016 Op-Ed, McCaskill Said Clinton "Has The Intelligence, She Has The Work Ethic, But Most Importantly, She Has The Heart To Lead This Country." "That's who Hillary is. She has the intelligence, she has the work ethic, but most importantly, she has heart to lead this country." (Sen. Claire McCaskill, Op-Ed, "Closing Argument: Vote Clinton," U.S. News And World Report , 11/4/16)
- McCaskill Also Said That The Characteristics Of "Thoughtful, Calm And Resolute Leadership" Define Clinton. "Thoughtful, calm and resolute leadership is what Americans and the rest of world expect from our president - and they're characteristics that define Hillary Clinton." (Sen. Claire McCaskill, Op-Ed, "Closing Argument: Vote Clinton," U.S. News And World Report , 11/4/16)
In June 2014, McCaskill Said Clinton Shows "Leadership, Strength, The Ability To Make Decisions At Moments Of Crisis." "Sen. Claire McCaskill, one of the first members of Congress to endorse Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, says the former secretary of state has a resume to be a 'terrific' president. 'Her signature accomplishment was reestablishing in the world that the way we have peace is to have allies, building relationships in dozens and dozens of countries where those relationships had atrophied,' the Missouri Democrat said on 'Fox News Sunday.' 'Her travel schedule, the stamina is amazing, what she did as secretary of state, and now we have relationships. That's the kind of resume that shows leadership, strength, the ability to make decisions at moments of crisis,' McCaskill said. 'That will make her a terrific president of the United States.'" (Scott Wong, "McCaskill: Hillary Has Resume To Be 'Terrific' President," Politico , 6/1/14)
Senator Sherrod Brown Endorsed Clinton For President, And Said He Trusted Her To Fight For The Rights Of Children, Families, Women's Health, And Civil Rights
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Endorsed Clinton For President In 2015. "Hillary Clinton picked up an endorsement Tuesday from a prominent Senate liberal, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, giving her the backing of top elected Democrats in each of the three biggest general election swing states." (Gabriel Debenedetti, "Sherrod Brown Endorses Hillary Clinton," Politico , 10/27/15)
Brown Said That He Trusts Clinton To "Fight For Children And Families," "Fight For Women's Health," And "Fight For Civil Rights." "'I trust Secretary Clinton to fight for children and families,' the Democratic Ohio senator said Monday. 'I trust Secretary Clinton to fight for women's health, I trust Secretary Clinton, as her speech today certainly emphasized at the NAACP, to fight for civil rights.'" (Bianca Padró Ocasoo, "Sherrod Brown: 'I Trust' Hillary Clinton," Politico , 7/18/18)
Senator Heitkamp Was So Enthralled With Clinton That Heitkamp Pledged She Would Do Everything She Could To Make Sure Clinton Won
Described As "A Hillary Clinton Fan," Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) Praised Hillary Clinton As "Very Collaborative, Very Open To A Different Way Of Looking At Things ." "A Hillary Clinton fan, Heitkamp believes the former secretary of State will run, win, and be 'an excellent president.' 'It's just blind hope,' she admits. 'I think she transcends gender. When people look at her, they don't see male or female. They see a very accomplished, qualified candidate. She's very collaborative, very open to a different way of looking at things, uber smart. She digs down and understands an issue.'" (Sandra Mcelwaine, "Never Bet Against Senator Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota's Rising Star," The Daily Beast , 1/23/14)
Heitkamp Pledged That If Clinton Decided To Run, She Would Do Everything She Could "To Make Sure Hillary Clinton Would Be The First Woman President Of The United States Of America." "In 2013, Warren and the rest of the group of Democratic women senators signed onto a letter urging Clinton to launch a presidential bid. 'We promised Hillary that if she took up this challenge we would be with her, we would be behind her, we would do everything we could to make sure Hillary Clinton would be the first woman president of the United States of America,' Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota." (Rebecca Shabad, "All The Democratic Women Senators Rally For Clinton - Except Warren," CBS News , 12/1/15)
In November 2015, Heitkamp Called Clinton "Without A Doubt" The "Single Most Qualified By Far Of Any Person In This Race." "Heitkamp said it was a 'bunch of bull' that the female senators were supporting Clinton simply because she is a woman. 'It's without a doubt that [Clinton is] the single most qualified by far of any person in this race,' Heitkamp said." (Jonathan Swan, "Women Lawmakers Stand Tall For Clinton," The Hill , 11/30/15)
Senator Joe Manchin Was An Early Backer Of Clinton For President, Saying She Was Everything From "Trustworthy" To "Compassionate And Tough"
In 2015, Manchin Said He Supports Clinton, And Finds Her To Be "Warm And Engaging, Compassionate And Tough." SENATOR JOE MANCHIN (D-WV): "You know Bob, I support Hillary Clinton. I know Hillary Clinton and I find her to be warm and engaging, compassionate and tough, all of the above." (CBS' "Face The Nation," 4/19/15)
In 2015, Manchin Called Clinton "Very Trustworthy." MANCHIN: "I can only talk to my constituents and people that want to listen. I know Hillary, I've sat down with her, I find her to be very trustworthy." (MSNBC's " Morning Joe ", 11/4/15)
During Politico's 2014 Post-State Of The Union Event, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) Said He Wanted Clinton To Run For President In 2016 And He That Did Not Know "If There's Anyone More Qualified." "Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he wants Hillary Clinton to run in 2016. 'I don't know if there's anyone more qualified. I've seen it all,' Manchin said Wednesday at POLITICO's post State of the Union event at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington." (Lucy McCalmont, "Joe Manchin Backs Clinton 2016," Politico , 1/29/14)
Senator Debbie Stabenow Said That Clinton As President Would "Fight For Our Values" And Would Be Ready To "Take On The Challenges That Face Our Country"
In May 2014, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Claimed That Hillary Clinton Would "Fight For Our Values Day In And Day Out." "As president, Hillary Clinton will fight for our values day in and day out." (Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Twitter Feed , 5/22/14)
In May 2014, Stabenow Stated That She Was Ready For Clinton To Be President Because She Was The "Best Person To Take On The Challenges That Face Our Country." "I'm ready for Clinton because she is the best person to take on the challenges that face our country, and she has more than enough qualifications, achievements and experience to do the job." (Debbie Stabenow, Op-Ed, "Stabenow: Why I'm Ready For Hillary," CNN , 5/22/14)
- Stabenow Claimed That She Was "Ready For Hillary Clinton" To Become President Because She "Understands That People Across This Country Are Working Hard And Just Want A Fair Shot To Get Ahead In Life." "When America chooses its next president, we need someone who understands that people across this country are working hard and just want a fair shot to get ahead in life. I know that Clinton understands this because that's the America she has been fighting for all her life. That is why I am ready for Hillary Clinton -- and why America is, too." (Debbie Stabenow, Op-Ed, "Stabenow: Why I'm Ready For Hillary," CNN , 5/22/14)
In December 2015, Stabenow Stated That Clinton Had Spent Her Career "Fighting For Middle-Class Families" And That She Could Not Wait To See The "Incredible Things She Does When She's President." "From protecting children and seniors to keeping our country safe, Hillary has spent her career fighting for middle-class families. I can't wait to see the incredible things she does when she's President!" (Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Facebook, 12/2/15)
In December 2015, Stabenow Claimed That Clinton Was "The Best Person To Take On The Challenges That Face Michigan Families Each And Every Day." "'I support Hillary Clinton for President because she is the best person to take on the challenges that face Michigan families each and every day,' Stabenow said in a statement." (Jonathan Oosting, "Stabenow, Peters And Duggan To Help Lead Hillary Clinton's Michigan Campaign," Mlive , 12/15/15)
In July 2016, Stabenow Stated That Clinton Had Put Forth Her "Competency," "Leadership" And "Incredible Warmth And Connectedness" During The 2016 Election. SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): "And I think that Hillary, like all of us, like every woman in the United States Senate, and other women in business and other positions, needs to be the serious, prepared person if you're asking for a leadership position. And so she's putting forth her competency. She's putting forth what she can offer in terms of leadership. I also see her as somebody who, in public and private settings, has a great sense of humor, is incredibly warm. We heard from the mothers last night. We heard from the police officers, the 9/11 responders, and others about her incredible warmth and connectedness." (CNN's "New Day," 7/26/16)
Senator Jon Tester Said He Endorsed Clinton "So We Can Move Our Nation Forward"
In June 2016, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) Said Clinton Was The "Most Qualified" Candidate And That He "Look[ed] Forward To Working With Her To Create Jobs, Strengthen The Middle Class, Keep Our Country Safe." "Hillary Clinton is the most qualified candidate for president, Montana Sen. Jon Tester said Friday, announcing his endorsement of the former secretary of state. 'Hillary is the most qualified person on the ballot to unite our nation at a time when dangerous rhetoric threatens to divide us,' Tester said in a statement. 'I look forward to working with her to create jobs, strengthen the middle class, keep our country safe, and invest in education and infrastructure so we can move our nation forward.'" (Nolan D. Mccaskill, "Sen. Tester Throws Support Behind Clinton," Politico , 6/17/16)
Senator Joe Donnelly Endorsed Clinton For President, Praising Her Commitment To Helping All American Families
Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) Endorsed Clinton for President, Saying He "Supported Hillary And Think[s] She Would Do A Good Job." "Indianapolis Star political columnist Matthew Tully says Donnelly told him in September he's 'supported Hillary and think[s] she would do a good job.'" (David Catanese, "Hillary Clinton's Senate Holdouts," U.S. News And World Report , 10/5/15)
Donnelly Claimed That Clinton Was An Advocate For Working-Class Families. "Here is the latest list of senators backing Clinton, who herself served in the chamber for eight years, starting in 2001 … Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana -- Said in a November 13, 2015 statement 'Hoosiers deserve and advocate for middle- and working-class families in their next president.'" (Dan Merica, "Here Are The Democratic Senators Backing Hillary Clinton For President," CNN , 6/17/16)
Donnelly Said That Clinton "Wants To Make Sure That The Promise Of America In Extended To Every Family In The Country." "U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and former senator and governor Evan Bayh accompanied Clinton on the campaign stop and took the stage, in turn, to advocate for Hillary Clinton. 'She wants to make sure that the promise of America is extended to every family in the country,' Donnelly said." (Sherry Slater, "Bill Clinton Visits City To Campaign For Hillary," The Journal Gazette , 4/30/16)
While Campaigning For Clinton, Donnelly Praised Clinton For Her "Leadership Ability" And Said She Was "Ready To Lead Our Nation From Day One." "Both Donnelly and Klobuchar talked about Clinton's focus on the economy and manufacturing; her experience in the Senate; and her years as Secretary of State. 'Hillary Clinton is ready to lead our nation from Day One' Donnelly said. 'She has the experience, she has the leadership ability, she wants to make sure middle class jobs grow, that we continue to see paychecks expand and opportunity increase." (Sue Loughlin, "Donnelly, Klobuchar Praise Clinton In Visit With TH Democrats," Tribune Star , 5/2/16)
Senator Bob Casey Said Clinton Had The "Character, The Experience, And The Record To Be President"
Casey Said Clinton Had The "Character, The Experience, And The Record To Be President." "Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-Pa.), who also stumped for Clinton on Wednesday in Philadelphia, told the Scranton crowd that Clinton 'has the character, the experience, the record' to be president. Her heavy focus on Pennsylvania, including a full day of campaigning in three cities Friday, followed weeks of intensively local references and appearances in New York, often alongside local officials who effusively praised her work on behalf of the state, or a particular city or neighborhood." (Anne Gearan, "In Pennsylvania, Clinton Plays Up Her Local Ties - As She Did For The N.Y. Primary," The Washington Post , 04/23/16)
Casey Wrote That He Was Confident Clinton Would Work "Tirelessly To Ensure That Pennsylvania Families Have The Chance To Get Ahead And Stay Ahead ." "'Hillary has dedicated her life to public service and the fight for everyday Americans,' Casey said. 'Having served with her in the Senate, I know she has always been a strong advocate for the middle class and I'm confident she will work tirelessly to ensure that Pennsylvania families have the chance to get ahead and stay ahead.'" (Thomas Fitzgerald, "Pa. Sen. Casey Endorses Hillary For President," The Inquirer , 04/24/15)
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) Endorsed Clinton's Presidential Run In 2015 And Called Clinton An Advocate For Working Americans . "Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Friday in an email to supporters, calling her an advocate for working Americans." (Thomas Fitzgerald, "Pa. Sen. Casey Endorses Hillary For President," The Inquirer , 04/24/15)
Casey Labeled Clinton The "Most Qualified Candidate To Seek The Presidency In My Lifetime." "The Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, is the most qualified candidate to seek the presidency in my lifetime." (Sen. Bob Casey, Op-Ed, "U.S. Sen Bob Casey: Hillary Clinton's Qualifications Make Her The 'Clear Choice,'" Times Leader , 10/15/16)
Senator Tammy Baldwin Said That Clinton Is "The Most Popular Woman Around The Globe" And That "It's A No-Brainer" To Support Her For President
Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) Called It A "A No-Brainer" That Voters Focused On Ensuring People That Put In Hard Work Can Get Ahead Would Support Clinton. "GLAMOUR: As someone who is from a place with such a vibrant progressive community, how do you discuss Hillary Clinton with people who have deep reservations about her because of her track record? TB: It starts with listening, there will be single issue voters, like NRA voters-let me rephrase that. I think there are plenty of NRA members who part ways on many policies-single issue voters who aren't going to vote for her. But if they are fundamentally focused on whether people who put in hard work can get ahead, and whether their children will do better than they did, whether they can afford to send their children to college-if those are the issues they care about, then it's a no-brainer to support Hillary and to work together to unrig the system." (Meredith Clark, "America's First Openly Gay Senator Has Some Advice For Hillary Clinton," Glamour , 7/28/16)
In March 2016, Baldwin Stated That She Was "Working Very Hard" To Get Clinton Elected The Next President Of The United States. SEN. TAMMY BALDWIN (D-WI): "In the meantime, I've already made mine and am working very hard to make sure that Hillary Clinton is the next president of the United States." (MSNBC's "MSNBC Live," 3/9/16)
In April 2016, Baldwin Stated " To Me, The Choice Is Clear. I Voted Early For Hillary This Week. On Tuesday, I Hope You Will Vote For Her, Too." "To me, the choice is clear. I voted early for Hillary this week. On Tuesday, I hope you will vote for her, too." (U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Op-Ed, "U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin: Hillary Clinton Is The Clear Choice For Democrats," Wisconsin State Journal , 4/1/16)
In 2007, Baldwin Called Clinton "Supremely Prepared" For The Job Of President. "'I am proud to endorse Senator Hillary Clinton's candidacy for President of the United States,' Baldwin said. 'Senator Clinton is supremely prepared and the candidate best able to ensure health care for all, reaffirm our commitment to the Constitution and rule of law, and re-establish our position of leadership in the world. She will be firm in protecting our national security and fair in addressing the aspirations and needs of all Americans. Hillary Clinton has been my friend and ally in the battle for health care for many years and I look forward to working with her to achieve our common goals when she becomes our next President,' Baldwin said." (Press Release, "Wisconsin Rep. Tammy Baldwin Endorses Clinton," Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton , 8/2/07)
VIDEO: In 2016, Baldwin Called Clinton "The Most Popular Woman Around The Globe." BALDWIN: "Well, you know, I think the reintroduction of herself to the American people after excruciating attacks that seem baseless and unfair in many regards. But, nevertheless, she has been enduring that for her whole career. And she had a refreshing speech last night that really helped America know her again. You know, when she exited as secretary of state, she was the most popular woman around the globe. And her leadership earned her that. We're going to see her now as the nominee. And she is going to continue to make that case. But it was a remarkable speech on the part of Secretary Clinton last night." (CNN's "New Day," 7/29/16)
Senator Bill Nelson Endorsed Clinton For President And Said He Was Honored To Promote Her Agenda
According To CNN, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) Told Clinton He Was "All For Hillary" And Urged Her To Run. "Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida - Nelson reportedly called Clinton in December 2014 to urge her to run. 'It's time for a woman,' he told The Tampa Bay Times. 'I'm all for Hillary.'" (Dan Merica, "Here Are The Senators Who Have Already Endorsed Hillary Clinton," CNN , 11/10/15)
Nelson Was On Clinton's Florida Leadership Council And Said He Was "Honored To Serve" And "Promote Her Agenda." "'In support of her campaign in Florida, I am honored to serve on Hillary Clinton's Florida Leadership Team and promote her agenda to improve the lives of middle class Americans, protect our seniors and to keep us safe from terrorism threats,' said Senator Bill Nelson." (Press Release, "Clinton Campaign Announces Hillary For Florida Leadership Council," Hillary For America , Accessed 3/20/18)
Nelson Predicted That Clinton Would "Easily Win Florida." "U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said Tuesday that he believes Hillary Clinton will easily win Florida and predicted a close race for the state's other U.S. Senate seat." (Jason Ruiter, "U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Says Hillary Clinton Will Win Florida," Orlando Sentinel , 10/25/16)
During A Campaign Rally, Nelson Said His Family "Has Been Friends With The Clinton Family Over Three Decades" And Clinton Is "The Real Deal." SEN. BILL NELSON (D-FL): "Now I would be remiss if I dint say to you that, because you've recorded me this privilege of public service, that the Nelson family has gotten to know and been friends with the Clinton family over three decades. Our daughters grew up together, and I can tell you that Hillary in private is just like you see in public, she's the real deal." (Sen. Bill Nelson, " Remarks At Vice President Joe Biden Campaign Appearance In Palm Beach Gardens, Florida ," 11/2/16)
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