Clinton hits Sanders on gun control legislation
B washington» Hillary Clinton jumped at a chance to portray rival Sen. Bernie Sanders as being at odds with President Barack Obama on gun control after the president denounced legislation protecting gun-makers from lawsuits.
Clinton’s campaign chairman, former Obama adviser John Podesta, called on Sanders to join Obama and Clinton by taking on the issue of liability for gun manufacturers whose firearms are used in a crime. And Clinton herself called in to a cable news show to challenge Sanders to change his tune.
“Maybe it’s time for Sen. Sanders to stand up and say, ‘I got this one wrong,’ ” Clinton told MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Friday. “When it really mattered, Sen. Sanders voted with the gun lobby, and I voted against the gun lobby.”