Thursday, September 27, 2007

Clinton Pressed on Her Kyl-Lieberman Amendment Vote

During the Democratic Presidential debate in New Hampshire last night, Senator Clinton was pressed to defend her vote in favor of the Kyl-Lieberman amendment. The Washington Post repports today:

"One of the sharpest exchanges came over a vote in the Senate on Wednesday on a resolution urging President Bush to designate the Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group. Clinton supported the measure, Biden and Dodd opposed it. Obama did not vote.

"'I am ashamed of you, Hillary, for voting for it,' said former senator Mike Gravel of Alaska.
When Clinton defended the vote as something that could lead to sanctions against a group responsible for manufacturing weapons that are being used against U.S. forces in Iraq. But Edwards challenged her for that vote.

"'I voted for this war in Iraq, and I was wrong to vote for this war,' he said. 'And I accept responsibility for that. Senator Clinton also voted for this war. We learned a very different lesson from that. I have no intention of giving George Bush the authority to take the first step on a road to war with Iran.'"

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