CBS Calls Out Clinton for Hypocrisy Over Debates, Says Sanders Sounds Like Her in 2008

• May 24, 2016 10:00 am


CBS' This Morning discussed the race for the White House on Tuesday and said Hillary Clinton is being hypocritical toward debates at this point in the primary.

Nancy Cordes reported on how Clinton is still dealing with her race against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) in the primary. Sanders said he wants to have a debate before the Democratic primary in California on June 7. Clinton has said that she will not partake in one against Sanders.

Cordes said Sanders sounds like Clinton, who wanted to have more debates against Barack Obama, who was beating her in the 2008 primary.

"But Hillary Clinton can't shake Sanders, who predicted Monday that this year's convention could get messy and urged her to debate him ahead of the California primary," Cordes reported. "The Clinton campaign said no dice, arguing ‘Hillary Clinton's time is best spent campaigning and meeting directly with voters across California and preparing for a general election campaign.’"

"I was disturbed but not surprised to hear a few hours ago that Secretary Clinton has backed out of the debate," Sanders said to a crowd of supporters in Santa Monica, California.

"Back in 2008, when she was the one trailing, Clinton sounded a lot like Sanders today," Cordes said.

"It's the toughest job in the world. You should be willing to campaign for every vote, you should be willing to debate anytime, anywhere," Clinton said in 2008.

Cordes then said how the Democratic National Committee has given Sanders five of the fifteen members on the party's platform committee. Clinton, however, will get six.