‘She’s not Mrs. Bill Clinton’: Dem strategist hammers Fox regular for refusing to call Hillary by her name
Sheriffe David Clarke and Democratic party strategist Julie Roginsky appeared on the Kelly File on Tuesday night, where they discussed President Obama’s latest defense of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Obama appeared on Full Frontal Monday night and sat down for an interview with Sam Bee. The two discussed sexist attitudes toward Clinton, which the President echoed during a rally in Ohio on Tuesday as well.
Clarke, referring to Clinton as Mrs. Bill Clinton, says people’s dislike for Clinton isn’t because she is a woman, but because she is hiding something.
He says, “She’s hiding the truth. She tries to play herself off as a victim like she’s Little Red Riding Hood but she’s more like the Big Bad Wolf, as soon as you turn your back on her, she’ll bite you. Now, look, this is politics.”
Clarke continues, “My response to what President Obama said is, if she can’t stand the heat, she should get out of the kitchen.”
Roginsky fires back, “She’s not Mrs. Bill Clinton.” She continues, “She happens to be Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is her own person running as an individual. She’s a former Senator, she is a [former] secretary of state. She’s not ‘Mrs. Bill Clinton,’ and I think you just encapsulated exactly why a lot of women think–” Clarke cuts her off.
The sheriff suggests that he doesn’t have to list off Clinton’s bio when talking about her, but Roginsky calls him out.
“It’s not her bio, but it’s also not your job to assume that she’s just a little woman who is married to Mr. Bill,” adding, “She runs with that name because she happens to be married to the former president, but she’s certainly not ‘Mrs. Bill Clinton.'”
Watch their full exchange below from Media Matters.