Lynne Cheney jabs at Clinton's 'dead broke' comments

Former second lady Lynne Cheney knocked Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonOnly three people had private Clinton email accounts, aide says Kasich touts poll showing he does better against Clinton than Trump Warren criticizes Obama administration for anti-trust enforcement MORE on Monday for her recent comments about leaving the White House “dead broke.”

At an event with her husband Dick Cheney and their daughter, Liz, Cheney explained there are different levels of enthusiasm to get involved in politics. 

“When Dick was asked to be vice president, he thought that was a great idea,” she said. “I was not so sure. You know, give up your job, give up your house and move. We weren’t dead broke, excuse me.” 

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Clinton received heavy blowback last month for saying she and her husband, President Bill ClintonBill ClintonBill Clinton, Lynch met privately in Arizona Warren targets Amazon, Apple, Google in anti-monopoly speech Trump sends GOP pivoting to nowhere MORE, left the White House in 2001 “in debt” and “dead broke.” She soon after tried to walk back those comments and her husband publicly defended her. 

Clinton is considered the 2016 Democratic frontrunner for president if she chooses to run.

At the event hosted by Politico featuring the Cheney family, a protester eventually appeared holding handcuffs and yelling that the former vice president is a “war criminal.” 

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