Bernie Sanders implicitly questioned Hillary Clinton’s judgement in an ad. | AP Photo
Bernie Sanders’ campaign showed no signs of backing away from its criticism of Hillary Clinton and her judgment Friday, particularly with respect to her foreign policy qualifications, a day after the Democratic front-runner lambasted Donald Trump for his rhetoric and lack of experience.
In a video tweeted by Sanders titled “Judgement,” Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), who is a Sanders supporter and an active member of the U.S. Army, remarks that “[t]here are lessons to be learned from the past that are important for us to consider as we look at this choice before us about who our next commander in chief will be.”
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“For those of us who have seen what the effects of the consequences and what the cause of war is, the qualities of judgment and foresight in our commander in chief are paramount. Bernie Sanders voted against the Iraq War,” Gabbard says.
Though Clinton is not mentioned by name in the two-minute, 46-second ad, Sanders has often hit the former U.S. senator from New York for her 2002 vote to authorize the invasion of Iraq. The ad then shows archival footage of Sanders in 2002 arguing against the invasion.
“Bernie Sanders will defend our country and take the trillions of dollars that are spent on these interventionist, regime-change, unnecessary wars, and invest it here at home,” Gabbard says, as images from the last decade and a half of war flash across the screen. “He has foresight when making these most critical decisions that affect us all about war or peace.”
Trump has said he will use some of Sanders’ attacks against Clinton in the general election, including questioning her judgment, which he, too, often spells with an extra “e” in tweets.
Bernie Sanders was right when he said that Crooked Hillary Clinton was not qualified to be president because she suffers from BAD judgement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2016
I should have easily won the Trump University case on summary judgement but have a judge, Gonzalo Curiel, who is totally biased against me.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2016