In by far their most personal exchange of the campaign, Hillary Clinton lashed out during Thursday night’s Democratic debate at what she called Bernie Sanders’ “innuendo” and “insinuation” that her Wall Street speaking fees and donations mean she’s bought.
Buoyed by his near-win in Iowa and $20 million in contributions in January, Sanders argued that he has the support of voters to take down the establishment and ignite a political revolution.
“Secretary Clinton does represent the establishment. I represent, I hope, ordinary Americans, and, by the way, who are not all that enamored with the establishment,” Sanders said.
Clinton was having none of it.
“Senator Sanders is the only person who I think would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president, as exemplifying the establishment. And I’ve got to tell you that it is really quite amusing to me,” she said to applause.