Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, received flak from former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina at an undercard debate on Thursday evening, in South Carolina.
Fiorina, along with two other Republican presidential contenders who got low ratings in the polls – former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee – put Clinton under scrutiny during Thursday night’s debate.
Fiorina blasted Clinton as soon as she began her speech.
“I’m not a political insider. I haven’t spent my lifetime running for office. The truth is I have been blessed by a lot of opportunities to do a lot of things in my life. And unlike another woman in this race, I actually love spending time with my husband,” Carly Fiorina said, criticizing the Democratic frontrunner’s marriage to former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
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During the debate, hosted by Fox News Business Network, the former CEO slammed the leading presidential candidates from both parties. Urging people to end “crony capitalism,” she cited Hillary Clinton and GOP candidate Donald Trump as examples of crony capitalists.
“The crony capitalism that starts with both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. You know, Hillary Clinton sits inside government and rakes in millions, handing out access and favors. And Donald Trump sits outside government and rakes in billions, buying people like Hillary Clinton.”
Clinton is currently leading the Democratic primary, and she served as the Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.
Fiorina, who is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, also took a jab at the Democratic presidential candidate’s tech know-how when she said, “No, Mrs. Clinton, you actually cannot wipe a server with a towel.”
During a campaign in August, Hillary Clinton was asked if she “wiped” the server before the FBI took hold of it.
“What? With a cloth or something?” was Clinton’s reply.
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Fiorina held nothing back as she expressed her disapproval over President Barrack Obama’s decision to give Syrian refugees asylum in the U.S. She said she strongly objects to their entry in the country unless they have been vetted.
“And by the way, we do not need to lectured about why we are angry and frustrated and fearful because we’ve had an illegal immigration problem in this country for 25 years,” the Republican candidate added, as she reminded the crowd of the country’s troubles with illegal immigrants.
She said that there is a strong need to secure the country’s border and to fix the loopholes in the immigration system to resolve immigration problems.
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) January 14, 2016
Although it was Donald Trump who had always attacked the Democrats’ frontrunner, other GOP candidates have also joined in bashing the former Secretary of State.
Florida Governor Jeb Bush believes that Hillary Clinton will be “going back and forth between the White House and the court house” in her first 100 days in office. He even said that “everybody on this stage is better than Hillary Clinton.”
— POLITICO (@politico) January 15, 2016
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Clinton will not get 10 miles of the White House if he is the nominee. Christie, as if reading a death warrant, predicted that greater wars will break out if Hillary Clinton wins the elections. Christie argued she is not fit to be President of the United States because he believes she is somehow involved in the worsening crisis in the Middle East.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, another Republican candidate, lambasted the Democratic presidential hopeful with his argument that Clinton is not qualified to become Commander-in-Chief of the United States because she could not handle “sensitive intelligence information.”
Here’s the truth: You can’t make America greater by insulting, shaming, and demonizing the people of America. #GOPdebate
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 15, 2016
Hillary Clinton responded to all the harsh words hurled at her via her Twitter account: “Here’s the truth: You can’t make America greater by insulting, shaming, and demonizing the people of America. #GOPdebate”
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