Media Matters founder David Brock on Tuesday urged the end of “political smutmongers” and blasted the “right wing’s 20-year obsession with the Clintons,” singling out Sen. Rand Paul, as he described evolving from being one of the couple’s main antagonists to one of their fiercest defenders.
Brock spoke in Little Rock, Arkansas, the one-time home state of the ex-president and former secretary of state. His speech came as Hillary Clinton is considering a second run for the White House in 2016, and in it he skewered one of her potential GOP rivals, Paul of Kentucky.
“Call off the political smutmongers,” he said, according to a prepared copy of the speech released by his team. “…Give the American people the presidential campaign they deserve, one based on real issues and on the public record. Ask —‘is it relevant to someone’s performance in public office?’ —before attacking.”