Funny Hillary's Claim That Bernie Was Absent on Health Care Immediately Backfires
Hillary Clinton's attempt at attacking Bernie Sanders' record on health care just backfired in a spectacular and hilarious way.
At a campaign event in St. Louis on Saturday, Clinton accused Sanders of being absent in her fight for health care reform in the 1990s.
"We're going to pull together and stand up against those powerful forces,” Clinton said. "And I always get a little chuckle when I hear my opponent talking about doing it. Well, I don't know where he was when I was trying to get health care in '93 and '94, standing up against the insurance companies, standing up against the drug companies."
The Sanders campaign was quick to point out exactly where he was during Clinton's health care fight: literally standing right behind her.
Sanders spokesman Mike Casca posted a photo from a 1993 news conference that shows Sanders next to Clinton when the then-first lady spoke about a proposed health care overhaul.
— mike casca (@cascamike) March 12, 2016
Deadspin writer Timothy Burke posted a mash-up video of Clinton's comments over the weekend and the 1993 news conference:
I don't know where he was pic.twitter.com/kT4sTZTS8m
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) March 12, 2016
To make it even more embarrassing for Clinton, MSNBC reporter Alex Seitz-Wald posted a photo of the two with a note from Clinton to Sanders thanking him specifically for his "commitment to real health care":
I know of a single photo of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders together from the 1990s (printed in his book)... pic.twitter.com/7TTRT72A1S
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) March 12, 2016