Clinton slams Sanders campaign ‘lies’ over taking donations from fossil fuel industry
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his campaign of lying about her following a rally on Thursday, Talking Points Memo reported.
Greenpeace USA posted video of Clinton responding to one of the group’s members, who asked, “Will you act on your word to reject fossil fuel money in the future in your campaign?”
“I do not have … I have money from people that work for fossil fuel companies,” Clinton responded. “I am so sick, I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me. I’m sick of it.”
The Huffington Post reported last July that 40 lobbyists registered with her campaign have worked at some point for the fossil fuel industry.
Sanders, who is opposing Clinton in the race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, linked her to fossil fuel makers during his own rally earlier in the day, saying, “We don’t represent Wall Street. We don’t represent the drug companies or the fossil fuel industry. We don’t want their money.”
Watch the discussion, as posted online, below.