Julian Castro Dismisses Hillary Clinton E-Mail ‘Witch Hunt,’ V.P. Speculation

Benghazi panel Chairman Trey Gowdy is playing politics, Castro says.

Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro is defending former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton against scrutiny of her Benghazi e-mails, calling it a “witch hunt” against the Democratic presidential front-runner.

“This thing has been studied to death by Republicans and Democrats, several committees including in Congress that have all said, ‘Yes, of course what happened was tragic, but Secretary Clinton was not in any way at fault,’ and what you have here with these e-mails is basically a witch hunt,” Castro said in an appearance Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. He added that House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, “is very intentionally trying to manipulate this witch hunt to play politics.”


Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, who is seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, dismissed speculation that Clinton is considering him as her running mate, saying he’s focused on his job at the agency. Henry Cisneros, another former HUD secretary and San Antonio mayor, recently said Castro tops the Clinton campaign’s list.

Related Posts:
Republicans Pushed for 286 Amendments in COVID Relief Bill
Speaking About News

Here's How Many Democrats Accepted! The American Rescue Plan of 2021 may be billed as a COVID relief package but Read more

Election Law Reforms Coming
Speaking About News

M.D. Kittle, MADISON — Republican lawmakers plan to introduce a package of bills in the coming days aimed at tightening Wisconsin’s Read more

Trump’s Choice — President or Kingmaker?
Speaking About News

Terry Paulson, After breaking his month of silence, President Trump was asked on a Newsmax phone interview whether he will run again in Read more

Verizon Cut Off Donations to Republicans, Partnered With Marxist Thought Author
Speaking About News

Daniel Greenfield, Verizon won’t work with conservatives, but will work with antisemitic socialist Cornel West. Verizon is a $200 billion Read more

Send this to a friend