Washington: Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has said that his fellow democrat Hillary Clinton was not qualified to be the president, adding a sharp rhetoric in the Democratic primary.
“Secretary Clinton appears to be getting a little bit nervous. And she has been saying lately that she thinks that I am ‘not qualified’ to be president. Well, let me, let me just say in response to Secretary Clinton: I don’t believe that she is qualified, if she is, through her super PAC, taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds. I don’t think that you are qualified if you get $15 million from Wall Street through your super PAC, “CNN quoted him as saying while addressing a crowd in Philadelphia yesterday.
Clinton’s campaign spokesperson Brian Fallon responded quickly on Twitter.
” Hillary Clinton did not say Bernie Sanders was ‘not qualified.’ But he has now – absurdly – said it about her. This is a new low,” Fallon tweeted.
When asked by MSNBC on Wednesday morning whether she thought Sanders was ‘ready to be the president’, Clinton replied, “I think he hadn’t done his homework and he’d been talking for more than a year about doing things that he obviously hadn’t really studied or understood, and that does raise a lot of questions. Really what that goes to is for voters to ask themselves can he deliver what he’s talking about.”
Both democrats are engaging in heated battle trying to secure the Democratic Presidential nominee.
Both have been engaging in heated war of words lately and will be soon clashing toward the New York primary later this month,
A recent survey by the Quinnipiac poll of New York Democrats finds Clinton beating Sanders 54 percent to 42 percent. That survey came out several days before Sanders won the Wisconsin primary.
Despite, Sanders winning seven of the last eight Democratic contests, Clinton still has a command lead among the delegates.
New York is an important symbolic contest for both Clinton and Sanders.
Vermont senator was born in the Empire State, and New York City has been at the center of the national political battle over income inequality, one of a signature issue for him. Clinton had also represented the state in the Senate and her campaign headquarters is based in Brooklyn.
Meanwhile, both candidates will face off in a debate in New York on April 14, hosted by CNN and NY1.