Clinton on Iraq War vote: 'I have a much longer history than one vote'
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll: Majority of Democratic voters happy with their choices among 2020 contenders No presidential candidate can unite the country GOP lawmakers speak out against 'send her back' chants MORE on Monday night pushed back on chief Democratic rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden leads, Warren and Sanders tied for second in new poll Analysis: Harris, Buttigieg and Trump lead among California donations The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants MORE's questioning of her foreign policy judgment — particuarly her 2002 vote to authorize the war in Iraq. 

"I have a much longer history than one vote, which I said was a mistake because of the way that it was done and how the Bush administration handled it," the Democratic presidential front-runner said at CNN’s Democratic town hall in Des Moines, Iowa.


"But I think the American public has seen me exercising judgment in a lot of other ways," she continued.

Clinton pointed to her appointment to helm the State Department by President Obama. 

"It was because he trusted my judgment and we worked side by side over those four years," she said.

"I’m very proud of my record as secretary of State, and what we accomplished not only on specific trouble spots but advancing women’s rights, advancing gay rights, advancing religious freedom, internet freedom," she added.

The forum is one last chance for the Democratic candidates to deliver their final pitches to voters in the Hawkeye State one week ahead of the caucuses.

Recent polls show Sanders has closed the gap in Iowa and surpasses Clinton in New Hampshire.