If Clinton has forgotten about one of her most prominent healthcare supporters in Sen. Sanders, how much more those regular citizens of the United States who are now cheering for her?
Will she still remembers them once she sits in the White House?
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton suffered an interesting memory lapse when slating her opponent’s track record on healthcare reform at a political event Saturday.
Speaking at a rally in St. Louis, Missouri, Clinton was addressing the issue of “standing up” against “powerful forces” to reform US healthcare when she questioned Sanders’ past efforts in this area.
“I always get a little chuckle when I hear my opponent talking about [reform],” she said, “well, I don’t know where he was when I was trying to get healthcare in ‘93 and ‘94.”
Shortly after Clinton’s comments were shared on social media, Sanders campaigner Mike Casca tweeted archive C-SPAN footage from the mid-90s, showing then-Vermont Congressman Sanders standing directly behind Clinton as she addresses a crowd on the healthcare “reform effort”.
In the video, Clinton specifically thanks Sanders for his support.
literally standing right behind her. https://t.co/B2cvs4UNth https://t.co/oVA6WccMmZ pic.twitter.com/QeKLnBG337
— mike casca (@cascamike) March 12, 2016
@cascamike @PittsBern and there's this pic.twitter.com/rhXYWzTF1y
— Jack Maedgen (@JackMaedgen) March 12, 2016
Unsurprisingly, Clinton came under fire online for her comment about Sanders’ commitment to healthcare change:
Both Democratic candidates are due to debate at a CNN town hall event in Ohio Sunday evening, two days before five more states go to the polls to cast a vote for their Democratic candidate of choice.
Clinton, Sanders was not with me on healthcare, a photo is worth a 1000 words, he was standing right behind u in 93 https://t.co/yWOaareDjQ
— Rep. Kim Williams DE (@kimwilliamsde) March 13, 2016
Hundreds of delegates are up for grabs in the votes in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio.
In the end, our fate is determine only on who is more forgetful, the politician, or the people?