Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation MORE will focus Saturday on rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Democrats urge Biden to commute sentences of 4K people on home confinement Briahna Joy Gray: Push toward major social spending amid pandemic was 'short-lived' MORE’ voting history on gun issues as she makes a final push just two days before the Iowa caucuses.
Clinton will be joined by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was the victim of a mass shooting in 2011, and her husband Mark KellyMark KellyOvernight Defense & National Security — Congress begins Afghanistan grilling Businesses want Congress to support safe, quality jobs — so do nearly all Americans GOP sees Biden crises as boon for midterm recruitment MORE in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, a campaign aide said.
Clinton will highlight a series of votes by Sanders, including opposition to the Brady bill that mandated background checks, and support for a bill to keep gun sellers from being legally liable for gun violence.
“As President Obama stated last month, Americans should vote based on a candidate's record and willingness to take on the gun lobby,” the campaign aide said.
“Unfortunately, throughout his career, Senator Sanders has failed to meet the President's test. When it mattered, he has been a consistent vote for the NRA.”
Clinton has repeatedly broached the topic this month, trying to attack Sanders from the left on gun issues.
Sanders’ campaign has responded that Clinton has been inconsistent through her career on the issue.
They have also drawn comparisons between Clinton’s attacks in this race and her controversial attacks of then-Sen. Barack Obama on the 2008 campaign trail.
Sanders, Clinton and surrogates have a breakneck schedule in Iowa ahead of Monday’s caucuses. In addition to Giffords and Kelly, Clinton has events Saturday with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and her daughter Chelsea Clinton.
And Sanders has scheduled events with Dr. Cornel West and several rock music acts, including Vampire Weekend and Foster The People.