During a roundtable discussion on ABC News’s “This Week Sunday,” former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich addressed Hillary Clinton’s waning favorability and trust ratings, suggesting that she will need to have “more disclosure than any other candidate” in 2016 in order to prove to the public that she isn’t hiding anything regarding her State Department emails or the possible conflict between the State Department under her tenure and the Clinton Foundation
Reich seemed to be doubling down on his Friday statement when he told ABC News:
She hasn’t yet given a convincing explanation for why she used a private email account when she was secretary of state, and why she and her husband have made so many speeches for hundreds of thousands of dollars a pop from special interests that presumably want something in return. In other words, she needs to be more open and transparent about everything.
On Sunday, the progressive Reich complimented Hillary for her recent statements on immigration, voting rights, and criminal justice reform, but he admitted that the former first lady nevertheless has a “vulnerability” regarding her lack of transparency.
I do think that the issue of sort of disclosure, of full disclosure, is a key vulnerability. She has got to just put everything out. More disclosure than any other candidate.
Reich also called on Bill Clinton to put a stop to his paid speeches, which net him around $500,000 a pop, which the former president claimed he needs to “pay the bills.”
Cross-posted at The Lid