Rep. Cartwright: I don’t have an enemies list

Lauren Schneiderman

Rep. Matt Cartwright on Monday made it clear he doesn’t have an enemies list.

 The Pennsylvania Democrat was asked about the hit list that Bill and Hillary Clinton kept during the 2008 election cycle. The existence of the manifest is detailed in a new book written by The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Politico’s Jonathan Allen titled, HRC: States Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton.

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Cartwright said on MSNBC, “I can tell you, I don’t have an enemies list. First time I heard that term was I think, Richard Nixon, and they gave him a bad time over that, as I recall.”

The freshman member noted he’s only been in politics for one year. So we’ll check back with Cartwright in about a decade, because it takes time to attract enemies.

Meanwhile, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) on Monday expressed shock that his name showed up on the Clinton list. He said in an earlier interview on MSNBC that “it’s an unsolved mystery, and maybe someone will pick up the phone and tell me.”

Van Hollen added that he would be a supporter of Hillary Clinton, if she runs. Uh oh. That could get Van Hollen on Vice President Biden’s list — if he has one, of course.