GOP rips Clinton over ‘terrorist’ comparison
GOP presidential candidates are criticizing Hillary Clinton for comparing the Republican Party’s views on women to those of a terrorist group.
Clinton made the comparison at a rally in Cleveland on Thursday as she criticized Republican views on abortion rights.
“Extreme views about women, we expect them from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world,” she said.
“It’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States, but they espouse out-of-date and out-of-touch policies.”
Republicans have blasted the comments, calling them offensive.
GOP front-runner Donald Trump called the statement “disgusting” in an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said the former first lady needs to get her priorities in order.
.@HillaryClinton compares pro-life Americans to terrorists, but defends despicable PP treatment of unborn? Her priorities are totally wrong
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) August 27, 2015
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker also took to Twitter.
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) August 27, 2015
He also tweeted that Clinton “has some audacity when under her leadership actual terrorists have flourished.”
“Here’s what’s most offensive about it: they won’t call terrorists ‘terrorists,’ going all the way back to Benghazi and before that, but they call political opponents ‘terrorists,’” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on “Fox & Friends” Friday.
Clinton’s comments follow remarks by President Obama, who earlier this month said Republicans in Congress opposing the nuclear weapons agreement with Iran were in common cause with Islamic extremists.
“It’s those hard-liners who are most comfortable with the status quo,” the president said at a speech at American University. “It’s those hard-liners chanting ‘death to America’ who have been most opposed to the deal. They’re making common league with the Republican caucus.”