Stating his campaign has not sought Wall Street money to finance his bid for the Democratic nomination, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders renewed his call for Hillary Clinton to release texts of speeches she delivered to Wall Street security and banking firms after leaving the State Department.
The Vermont democratic socialist demanded Clinton release texts of speeches during a rally in New Haven, Connecticut on Sunday.
Mocking Clinton, Sanders mentioned to supporters “he hasn’t given speeches on Wall Street behind closed doors for $225,000 a speech.“
To date, Clinton has rejected calls to release the contents of speeches delivered during her appearances and has insisted rivals in both Parties must furnish texts of their presentations in front of Wall Street executives before she furnishes hers.
“She’s not going to basically create a standard that isn’t applied to anyone else in this race,” said one Clinton loyalist.
The issues continues to be the subject of heated confrontation between the Democratic rivals with Sanders persistently applying pressure on Clinton in public and hammering her in debates.
While the subject of Clinton’s refusal to provide texts of speeches to the public has not mortally wounded Clinton, one attendee at a Goldman Sachs engagement headlined by Clinton told Politico:
“It’s so far from what she sounds like as a candidate now. It was like a ‘rah-rah’ speech. She sounded more like a Goldman Sachs managing director.”
At $225,000 per speech, Clinton is known to have accepted $675,000 from Goldman Sachs alone for three addresses she delivered after resigning from the State Department.
Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have earned over $150 million in speaking fees since leaving the White House in 2001.
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