Hillary Clinton is stirring new outrage this week after she was caught on tape calling states that voted against her in the 2016 presidential election “backwards.” Clinton lost Wisconsin that year when 1.4 million voters in the state rejected her candidacy.
This raises serious questions for Wisconsin’s Democrat gubernatorial candidates who strongly backed Clinton during her campaign. Dana Wachs, who served as a delegate for Clinton, called her someone who “represents our shared, Democratic values,” while union boss Mahlon Mitchell also gave her his full endorsement.
Given their support for Clinton’s candidacy in Wisconsin, Democrat gubernatorial candidates in the state owe voters a clear answer: Do they agree with Hillary Clinton that Wisconsin is a “backwards” state?
HILLARY CLINTON: “If you look at the map of the United States, there’s all that red in the middle where Trump won. I win the coasts, I win Illinois, Minnesota, places like that. But what the map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that represent 2/3rds of America’s gross domestic product. So, I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving-forward, and his whole campaign Make America Great Again was looking backwards. You know, you didn’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women getting jobs, you don’t want to see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are. Whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it.”