Clinton says time to “move on” from Obama’s pastor crisis
“We should definitely move on,” the New York senator said in response to an audience member’s question on the ABC television program “This Week.”
“We should move on because there’s so many important issues facing our country that we have to attend to.”
Wright, who presided over the Illinois senator’s wedding and baptized his children, has dominated the news in recent weeks after repeating his position that the United States deserved some blame for the Sept 11, 2001 attacks and had created AIDS to harm black people.
Obama broke with the minister last week, calling his comments “outrageous.”
Clinton, who is trailing Obama in votes and delegates who determine the Democratic Party’s White House nominee, has said she would have left the church where Wright presided. Obama has been a member of the church since 1992.
ABC moderator George Stephanopoulos pressed Clinton on whether concerns about Wright should be raised with superdelegates — party leaders and elected officials — whose support she needs to overcome Obama’s lead and clinch the nomination.
“Well, people talk about it,” she said. “There’s no doubt they talk about it. But what people I think are more interested in is what we would do and what kind of president we would be.”
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