On The View ➠ Rosie Perez Struggles Badly To List Hillary’s Accomplishments
On Thursday’s edition of The View on ABC, co-host Rosie Perez took offense at Jeb Bush for suggesting Hillary Clinton had no accomplishments in the Senate or as Secretary of State in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News. ABC’s graphic on screen read “HERE COMES THE MUD.”
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She fell back on a weird list claiming Hillary unveiled a food-security program and saved a Turkish-Armenian accord, and prevailed over Joe Biden to “send an additional 21 troops” to Afghanistan.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Speaking of Bush, President Bush’s brother Jeb, wants to follow his brother’s footsteps into the White House and he’s not wasting any time sort of, you know, trash-talking the track record of his biggest opponent, Hillary Clinton. At least that’s who we think he’s talking about. Take a look.
JEB BUSH: She has her name on three laws in eight years [in the Senate]and as secretary of state, in all honesty, the things she’s known for, the reset, the pulling back of our commitments, Libya, put aside Benghazi, Libya in general, it turns out that was a complete failure. All of these things haven’t worked out. I honestly don’t know what her successes are.
ROSIE PEREZ: Now, see, that really just kind of…
GOLDBERG: Bangs your
PEREZ: Yes, it does. And I was surprised. I told this to you because I like Jeb, especially with his little “whoo” at the end of his speech. But, you know, Hillary Clinton has done a lot, especially for women.
Then she started reading from a list:
PEREZ: You know, she unveiled the Global Hunger and Food Security program. She prevailed over Biden to send an additional 21 [sic]troops to Afghanistan. She saved the signing of Turkish-Armenian accord. She played an important role in getting international support on Iran sanction [?] She created — it goes on and on and on. And she was instrumental with women across the world, of really ending violence against women worldwide. And you know, it’s just, it was just really out of character. I don’t know Jeb, but what I’ve been seeing of him, it seemed way out of character.
It turns out Perez was reading from an old U.S. News opinion piece by liberal talk-show host Leslie Marshall posted on February 19, 2014:
Clinton unveiled the Global Hunger and Food Security program, prevailed over Vice President Biden to send an additional 21,000 troops to Afghanistan, saved the signing of a Turkish-Armenian accord, and assisted the president with major decisions as to the U.S. position with regard to the revolution in Egypt and the decision to use military force in Libya. More