Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMore than half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020, setting record Fox News signs Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino for new shows The Memo: GOP attacks bounce off Biden MORE was booed at Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate after she defended raising money from Wall Street by arguing that President Obama had done the same.
“Make no mistake about it, this is not just an attack on me, it’s an attack on President Obama,” Clinton said, provoking jeers from the Brooklyn crowd.
“Let me tell you why — you may not like it, but let me tell you why,” the former first lady responded.
“President Obama had a super-PAC,” she continued. “President Obama raised tens of millions of dollars from campaign contributors, and President Obama was not at all influenced when he made the decision to pass and sign Dodd Frank, the toughest regulation on Wall Street in many a year.”
Her primary rival, Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care: CDC approves Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12-15 | House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill | Panel blasts COVID-19 response Briahna Joy Gray: Warren not endorsing Sanders in 2020 was 'really frustrating' House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill MORE, began the exchange by attacking Clinton’s judgment, saying she could not possibly be committed to overhauling the nation’s banking system because she’s influenced by tens of millions of dollars the industry has given to groups supporting her campaign.
“This is a phony attack designed to raise questions when there is not evidence or support to undergird the insinuations he’s putting forward,” Clinton said.