John Murtha on Hillary Clinton: ‘Slowly Coming Around’


Rep. John Murtha, the military-minded Democrat who is calling for troops to be withdrawn from Iraq, said tonight that Hillary Clinton is “slowly coming around” on the Iraq War issue.

Hillary has come to see the light recently by supporting Ned Lamont in Connecticut and calling for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign. But she hasn’t said her vote for the Iraq War was a mistake.

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Brooklyn, Murtha said:

“I think the senator from New York is slowly coming around. I believe the senator from New York has begun to see the light I hope. She called me… and I said, ‘You can take the lead in this anti-war, this particular war fight.’ And she declined. I don’t understand what her reasoning is…”

The town hall meeting was hosted by Rep. Anthony Weiner and congressional candidate Yvette Clarke, is here.

More in the morning.

Azi Paybarah