Clinton on Iraq War vote: 'I have a much longer history than one vote'
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton trolls Trump with mock letter from JFK to Khrushchev Trump-Graham relationship tested by week of public sparring Sunday shows — Mulvaney seeks to tamp down firestorm over quid pro quo comments, Doral decision MORE on Monday night pushed back on chief Democratic rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' Warren says she will unveil plan to finance 'Medicare for All' Ocasio-Cortez says endorsing Sanders early is 'the most authentic decision' she could make 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.