Popular Democrat calls MANY Clinton Scandals a “Witch Hunt”

Popular Democrat, former Mayor of San Antonio and likely Vice Presidential candidate Julian Castro was on CNN spinning, jiving and juking for Hillary Clinton this past week. CNN wondered how the scandals involving Hillary Clinton might play out as the election draws nearer. Castro quickly brushed away the possibility of Clinton suffering harm from the fallout by claiming that the scandals were nothing but “a witch hunt.”

Let’s take a look at this issue of Benghazi. This thing has been studied to death by Republicans and Democrats, several committees including in Congress that have all said, yes, of course what happened was tragic but Secretary Clinton was not in any way at all responsible. And what you have here with these e-mails is basically a witch hunt. And you know, Congressman Gowdy, who is leading this, is very intentionally trying to manipulate this witch hunt to play politics.

That’s unfortunate. And it’s one of the reasons that Congress has a 19% approval rating.

 

 

CNN: Let me ask you one more question about the 2016 campaign, these e-mails that have been released by the State Department with respect to Hillary Clinton and her time there, the private e-mails she was using to conduct business at the department. Do you believe that she has answered that question appropriately and fully?

Julian Castro: Oh, absolutely.

CNN: You’re satisfied?

Julian Castro: Let’s take a look at this issue of Benghazi. This thing has been studied to death by Republicans and Democrats, several committees including in Congress that have all said, yes, of course what happened was tragic but Secretary Clinton was not in any way at all responsible. And what you have here with these e-mails is basically a witch hunt. And you know, Congressman Gowdy, who is leading this, is very intentionally trying to manipulate this witch hunt to play politics.

That’s unfortunate. And it’s one of the reasons that Congress has a 19% approval rating.

I think we need focus on more substantive things. As one who hasn’t spent my lifetime in D.C., I know that out there in America they care about are you reducing Veteran homelessness, are you providing the impetus for young people to be able to achieve their dreams, are we making sure that America in this 21st century remains the undisputed land of opportunity, not whether somebody had e-mails or didn’t have them —

CNN: Do you use a private e-mail account?

Julian Castro: I have my government e-mail of course i have my private account. e-mail but i have my government e-mail. but that’s beside the point. i think —

CNN: You do government business on the government e-mail account and —

Julian Castro: That’s right.

CNN: Private business on the private account.

Julian Castro: That’s right. and she’s already explained that. people want us to focus on policy makers on things that matter to their lives. They want us to make a difference in creating more opportunity out there. And that’s just a witch hunt that is a sideshow. I think the work that we’re doing to end veteran homelessness is a good example of something that matters.