Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Libertarian VP candidate: I'm 'vouching' for Clinton

The Hill usually leans Republican.

November 01, 2016, 11:09 pm
By Harper Neidig

Bill Weld, the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential candidate, said on Tuesday that he’s “vouching” for Hillary Clinton in the face of attacks from Donald Trump.

During an interview on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” the former Massachusetts governor was pressed about whether he is loyal enough to the Libertarian Party to risk throwing the election to Trump.

“Well I’m here vouching for Mrs. Clinton,” Weld said, “and I think it’s high time somebody did, and I’m doing it based on my personal experience with her. I think she deserves to have people vouch for her other than members of the Democratic National Committee, so I’m here to do that.”

Weld, who served as the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division in the '80s, also defended Clinton over a new FBI review of emails related to her private server investigation, saying, “There’s nothing there.”
[In case anybody has forgotten, this means he served in Reagan's Justice Department.]

Maddow responded by pointing to a campaign press release from the Libertarian ticket that blasted Clinton over the new revelation. She asked Weld if he disagreed with the statement, which was released under his and Gary Johnson’s names.

“That’s correct,” he said, noting that he and Johnson have had a number of disagreements in the past.

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