Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Libertarian VP Nominee Bill Weld Outlines Why He’s Vouching For Hillary Clinton

Libertarian vice presidential candidate Bill Weld revealed more striking divisions within his party when he vouched for Hillary Clinton, the Democrats’ nominee for president, during an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Tuesday.

Weld didn’t hesitate when Maddow questioned whether his loyalty to the Libertarian Party is stronger than his fear of a Donald Trump presidency.

“Well, I’m here vouching for Mrs. Clinton ― and I think it’s high-time somebody did,” he said.

Weld continued that his decision is based on his personal experience with the former secretary of state.

“I think she deserves to have people vouch for her other than members of the Democratic National Committee, so I’m here to do that,” he added.

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson and Weld seem unable to get on the same campaign message of late. This became even more evident when the running mates separately discussed their views on the FBI’s latest investigation into Clinton’s private email server.

Weld, the former head of the Department of Justice Criminal Division, told Maddow that the agency’s decision to examine the emails was “incomprehensible” because “there’s nothing there.” He expressed similar concerns Monday when he told CNN’s “New Day” that the probe left him “outraged.” 

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