Hillary Bullies Grimes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2014
Contact: Allison Moore 502-618-1372

The Former First Lady Echoes Chuck Todd, Says It’s ‘Disqualifying… To Avoid Answering Questions’

LOUISVILLE – Team Mitch released the following statement and background information on Hillary Clinton saying that it should be ‘disqualifying’ to ‘avoid answering questions.’

“Chuck Todd isn’t the only one saying it’s ‘disqualifying’ to dodge tough questions, now that Hillary Clinton is saying the same thing. If Alison Lundergan Grimes doesn’t start answering questions about her vote for Obama relatively soon things could get awkward when the former First Lady comes to town this weekend,” said Team Mitch spokeswoman Allison Moore.

Hillary Clinton: ‘Disqualifying… To Avoid Answering Questions’

HILLARY CLINTON: "It truly seems like it should be in disqualifying in Iowa of all states to avoid answering questions." (Dan Merica, “Hillary Clinton: Not answering questions should be 'disqualifying',”CNN, 10/29/14)

ALISON GRIMES: “I’m not going to be bullied by Mitch McConnell or Chuck Todd” (Dylan Byers, “Grimes won't be 'bullied' by Chuck Todd,” Politico, 10/23/14)

 Chuck Todd: ‘I Think She Disqualified Herself’

CHUCK TODD, NBC: “I think she disqualified herself. I really do. I think she disqualified herself.” (MSNBC’s Morning Joe, 10/10/14) 

CHUCK TODD, NBC: ‘Is she ever going to answer a tough question on anything?’ “…Kentuckians expect her to ​cast a tough vote on anything? Is she ever going to answer a tough question on anything? You want to be a U.S. Senator? If you can't say - if you can't find a way to stand behind your party's president - you can disagree with him but you can't answer that basic question and come across looking this ridiculous.” (MSNBC’s Morning Joe, 10/10/14) 

WASHINGTON POST: ‘Painful’ “40 painful seconds of Alison Lundergan Grimes refusing to say whether she voted for President Obama” (Washington Post, 10/9/14) 

ABC NEWS: “…you can’t argue that she botched the answer and comes across as being less than forthcoming, straight-forward or honest.” (ABC’s The Note, 10/10/14) 

ALEX BURNS, POLITICO: “This is what happens when you run a campaign that's basically based on saying as little as possible about your ideas on this like energy and health care and what you’d actually do in Washington” (CNN’s New Day, 10/10/14) 

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