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WTAS: Clinton vs. Clinton Campaign On Vermont Gun Claim

- April 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton Walked Back Her Attack On Vermont Guns During The Debate…

The Washington Post's Michelle Ye Hee Lee: "[Hillary Clinton] No Longer Backing Her Claim About 'Highest Per Capita Number' Of Crime Guns In NY Coming From VT." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof: "Clinton Is Pressed On Her Bogus Accusation That Vermont Is A Big Source Of Guns. She Keeps Dodging. She Misspoke." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

Vice News' Jason Leopold: "Wolf To Clinton: Why Did You Put Out That Statement Blaming Vermont For Gun Violence In NY? Clinton Doesn't Answer Directly." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Ballhaus: "Mrs. Clinton Says She Is 'Of Course Not' Blaming Mr. Sanders's Home State Of Vermont's Gun Laws For Gun-Related Deaths In New York." ("Brooklyn Democratic Debate: Live Coverage," The Wall Street Journal, 4/14/16)

The Atlantic's David Graham: "Tonight, [Clinton] Insists She Doesn't Blame Vermont…" "Tonight, she insists she doesn't blame Vermont, but at the same time reiterates that guns from neighboring states are a major problem in the Empire State." ("Live Coverage Of The Democratic Debate," The Atlantic, 4/14/16)

… Someone Should Have Told Her Campaign.

SiriusXM's Tim Farley: "On TV Clinton Doesn't Blame VT. Her Campaign Release Now: Vermont Was #1 Per-Capita Source For Guns Recovered At New York Crime Scenes" (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

ABC News' Rick Klein: "Hillary Didn't Want To Go There Tonight, But Her Campaign Just Did. 'Vermont Was #1 Per-Capita Source For Guns Recovered At NY Crime Scenes'" (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

FiveThirtyEight's Clare Malone: "Clinton Stepped Back From The 'Vermont Sends The Most Guns To New York' Attack On Stage, But Her Campaign Seems To Be Sticking By It…" "Clinton stepped back from the 'Vermont sends the most guns to New York' attack on stage, but her campaign seems to be sticking by it: An email from the Clinton press team just landed in my inbox with the subject line, 'Vermont was #1 Per-Capita Source for Guns Recovered at New York Crime Scenes.'" ("CNN Democratic Debate: Live Coverage," FiveThirtyEight, 4/14/16)

The Wall Street Journal's Byron Tau: "Clinton Campaign Just Sent Out A Release 'Vermont Was #1 Per-Capita Source For Guns Recovered At New York Crime Scenes'" (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

  • Tau: "That's After She Said 'No' To The Question Of Whether Vermont Was Responsible For NY Crime." (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

The Guardian's Lauren Gambino: "Clinton Camp Doubles Down On The Vermont Factoid In Press Release: 'VT Was #1 Per-Capita Source For Guns Recovered At NY Crime Scenes'" (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

The Huffington Post's Sam Stein: "Clinton's Campaign Not Backing Down. Latest Email Titled: 'Vermont Was #1 Per-Capita Source For Guns Recovered At New York Crime Scenes'" (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)

Time's Zeke Miller: "Inbox From Clinton Campaign: 'Vermont Was #1 Per-Capita Source For Guns Recovered At New York Crime Scenes'" (Twitter.com, 4/14/16)


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