Political
KUTV.com | Stories - Did Hillary Take A Swipe At Biden?
Wednesday, October 16 2013, 02:33 PM MDT
Did Hillary Take A Swipe At Biden?
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Did Hillary Clinton take a 2016 detour on her supposedly non-political paid speaking circuit?

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday that Clinton, during her latest paid speaking gig to the National Association of Convenience Stores, spent nearly half an hour discussing the story behind the 2011 Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, specifically highlighting Vice President Joe Biden's opposition to the mission.

Clinton, the former Secretary of State who could square off against Biden for the Democratic nomination in 2016, stressed that she backed the raid, while Biden did not.

Georgia state Rep. Tom Taylor, who was in the room Tuesday for the Atlanta speech, recounted the tidbit to the Journal-Constitution.

"I know she's running for president now, because toward the end, she was asked about the Osama bin Laden raid. She took 25 minutes to answer," the Republican state lawmaker said, according to the paper. "Without turning the knife too deeply, she put it to Biden."

But a spokesman for the convenience store group who was in the audience said that account was misleading.

"There are a lot of problems with that story," said Jeff Lenard, a NACS spokesman. "I don't think anybody in the audience came away with that perception or recollection of the speech. It's not an accurate portrayal of what happened yesterday"

Nevertheless, America Rising PAC, a Republican group tracking Clinton's every move, flagged the comments for reporters yesterday, circulating them in an email titled, "Shots Fired: Clinton Attacks Biden Over Bin Laden Raid."

Audience members were forbidden from taking photographs and recording audio or video of the event, a standing policy at each of her speeches to industry groups. Journalists were not allowed to cover the speech.

Clinton is paid a reported $200,000 for her speaking appearances.

By Peter Hamby

The-CNN-Wire

™ & © 2013 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reservedDid Hillary Take A Swipe At Biden?

News Photos & Videos - Submit Your Photos Here


More Political Stories

Feds Charge Woman in Hillary Clinton Shoe-Throw
Landrieu Touts Fight for Oil and Gas Jobs in New Ad
These Races Will Determine Control of the Senate
Michelle Obama -- and First Dogs -- Visit Military Families on Walter Reed Campus
Will Chelsea Clinton go Into The Family Business?
US Senator McCain Mocks EU's Russia Sanctions
Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton 'as Bad or Worse' Than President Obama on Government Surveillance
2016 Watch: O'Malley Heads to Nevada
First on CNN: Christie's Interview with Investigators
Obama Marks Holy Week, Reflects on Kansas Shooting
Hillary Clinton to Address International Jewish Group
2 Congressmen Have Questions in Jill Kelley Leak
Paul Ryan to Iowa GOP: Give up 'Infighting' for Lent
Sebelius' Resignation and the Politics of Obamacare
Occupy activist's police-assault trial opens in NY
GOP Blocks 'Paycheck Fairness' Bill in Senate
Democrats Top GOP Last Month in Senate Cash Battle
Political Drama "Camp David" Chronicles Messy Path to Peace
Hagel: Russia Causing Itself Long-Term Harm With Ukraine Steps
Bill Clinton on Snowden: An 'Imperfect Messenger'
First on CNN: Graham Opponent Has Impressive Fundraising Haul
Army's Ban on Deadlocks; Other Styles Seen as Offensive to Some African-Americans
Sharpton Denies Any Wrongdoing in FBI Informant Role
Alan Gross, Held in Cuba for Four Years, Launches Hunger Strike
Husband on Kissing Congressman: 'He Has Wrecked my Life'
Farewell, Archie: Beloved Comic Book Character to Die
U.S. Navy Ship to Arrive in Black Sea by Thursday
Huckabee Back in Iowa
Many Doubt 1964 Civil Rights Act Could Pass Today
Pelosi: Cheney is 'Proud' of Bush-era CIA That Misled Public
Democrats Highlight Equal Pay in Political Push
Justices Reject Review of Case Concerning Religious Liberty in The Marketplace
Brown to Formally Jump Into Senate Race
Obamas to Attend Fort Hood Memorial
Ted Kennedy Jr. to Run For Connecticut Senate
Poll: Rate of Uninsured Americans Drops
Inside Politics: Democrats' Good Week
Oops Moment For Senator: He Shows Up at Wrong Hearing
Clinton and Lagarde High Five Female Political Power
Democratic Governors Raise $12.5M in Last 3 Months
Republican Candidate in Georgia Uses Obama in Ad
Seven Key Dates in The Seven Months Leading Up to The Midterms
Chris Christie: The $33 Million Man
Fallon, Dressed as Putin, Calls Palin
Bill Clinton "Wouldn't be Surprised" by an Alien Visit
Senate Panel Set to Vote to Declassify Aspects of CIA Report
Why is This Man Running For Governor of California?
House Panel Plans Vote Over IRS Contempt Issue
White House 'Disappointed' In Donor Limit Ruling
Jindal: GOP Needs 'Obamacare' Alternative
Las Vegas Among Leaders in Push for GOP Convention
GOP's Small-State Edge Boosts its Senate Hopes
Conservatives Buy Ads Critical of Housing Changes
GOP Governors Back Adelson on Online Gambling
Paterno's Son Drops Pennsylvania Election Bid
Obama, Pope Francis Meet For First Time
Obama Warns Against Over-Promising on Ukraine Response
Obamacare Tops 6 Million Signups
Internal Probe: Christie Doesn't Recall Being Informed of Traffic Jams
Reid Says His Granddaughter is Being Harassed
Advertise with us!

Washington Times

Washington TimesThe Washington Times - Politics, Breaking News, US and World News.

Click Here for more!


 


Advertise with us!