Sanders Hits Clinton for Flip-Flopping on Iraq War, Keystone and Gay Marriage

‘People want to know who was there in 1996 in terms of DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act’

TODD: “You know, one of the things you’ve said, pointed out as consistency, you believe that matters, what’s wrong with evolving on issues? What’s wrong with that?”
SANDERS: “There’s nothing wrong. Everybody evolves on issues. Nothing wrong with that. But I think if you look at the important issues facing this country, going back to 2002, who made the analysis, who looked at what Bush and Cheney were saying on the war in Iraq? It’s one thing to evolve and say, ‘Well, I made a mistake.’ It’s another thing other analyze the information and say, ‘You know what? I think that that war is a terrible mistake.’ In terms of trade, look, I am glad that in recent months Hillary Clinton has moved to my position on the Keystone Pipeline, on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. She’s now making a step forward on marijuana. Not far enough in terms of getting the federal government, seeing it as illegal. But what people want to know is who has leadership. Who was there in 1996 in terms of DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act. So what I think the issue is, who is prepared under difficult circumstances, when it’s not necessarily popular, to make decisions which are the right decisions rather than 20 years later say, ‘Well, maybe I was wrong.’ Or, ‘Maybe, I’ve got to rethink that.’”
TODD: “Well, I had a lot more I wanted to discuss. We’re compacted today. But Senator Sanders, it’s always a pleasure to have you on, sir. Be safe on the trail.”
SANDERS: “Okay.”
TODD: “Thanks very much.”

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