Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling a Cleveland audience that her potential GOP rivals were pushing “out-of-date” policies.
“Now extreme views about women? We expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world,” Clinton said. “But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States, yet they espouse out-of-date and out-of-touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America.”
In response, Republican National Committee spokeswoman Allison Moore said, “For Hillary Clinton to equate her political opponents to terrorists is a new low for her flailing campaign.”
RNC outraising DNC, reports show
The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor.
Federal Election Commission reports said the DNC collected $36.5 million in the first six months of the year and had almost no money in special accounts, including one designated for its convention. It had about $7.6 million in available cash and $6.2 million in debts and loans.
The Republican National Committee, coming out of years in the red, posted $63 million in receipts through June, leaving it with $16.7 million cash on hand and $1.8 million in debts and loans.
Trump, Cruz to team up on Iran
GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are to headline a Capitol Hill rally against President Obama’s proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, both candidates confirmed.
Trump, the Republican front-runner, announced the event during a 45-minute speech in South Carolina. Cruz aides said the Texas senator extended the invitation to the billionaire developer ahead of Congress’ vote on the accord in mid-September. They offered no other details, including the event date.