Brace yourselves against the shock of this breaking news kids, but during last night’s Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton continued to bang her gun control drum loudly.
The presidential hopeful boldly claimed gunmakers “epitomize corporate greed” and “care more about making money than making safer guns”.
Her bold statement rings hollow in the ears of those who have ever bothered to listen to how Mrs. Clinton came upon her own financial gains, despite being “dead broke”. Hillary and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, amassed more than $153 million in speaking fees from 2001-2015 when she launched her presidential campaign in spring.
Not greedy enough, you say? Considering $6 billion was misplaced and lost within the State Department due to the improper filing of contracts, the bulk of which occurred during the tenure of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In 2014, a report from the Inspector General found the $6 billion in unaccounted funds posed a “significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department’s contract actions” and that the failure to maintain contract files “adequately creates significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department’s contract actions.” The report even went so far as to say the situation itself “creates conditions conducive to fraud, as corrupt individuals may attempt to conceal evidence of illicit behavior by omitting key documents from the contract file.”
Perhaps Mrs. Clinton should gain a little self-awareness before she speaks.