New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan dodges question on if she believes Hillary Clinton is trustworthy and honest
My Democratic Governor, Maggie Hassan, has decided to run for the Senate against Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte rather than run for reelection as Governor. It goes without saying that she is an avid supporter of Hillary Clinton.
Recently she was asked about the former Secretary of State’s trustworthiness and honesty. She was given three opportunities to state she believes Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy and three times she dodged the question. Here is the transcript of the exchange:
Asked in an interview aired Tuesday on CNN whether Clinton is “honest and trustworthy,” Hassan first replied, “I support Hillary Clinton for the presidency because her experience and record demonstrate she’s qualified to hold the job.”
Pressed on whether she sees the former secretary of state as honest, the governor, facing a tough Senate race against incumbent Republican Kelly Ayotte, commented on Clinton’s “critical, critical plan among others for making college more affordable.”
“But do you think she’s trustworthy?” CNN’s Manu Raju inquired, to which Hassan responded, “I think that she has demonstrated a commitment always to something beyond herself, bigger than herself.”
Much to my chagrin I cannot directly post the video here but if you are so-inclined you can watch the video by following the link I provided above.
This was a simple yes or no question and yet Governor Hassan refused to answer the question and I think that speaks volumes about the former Secretary of State’s trustworthiness and honesty, even one of her biggest supporters in not willing to go on record on this issue…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium