Bernie Sanders said, rather cheekily, on camera at a nationally televised CNN town hall tonight that, of course, he would release all of the transcripts of his paid speeches. (hint hint – he says there have been none.)
Drawing an undeniable contrast to his primary opponent former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sanders said, “I have given some speeches, the money was donated to charity…If I could find the transcripts I am very, very happy to do it.
“Here it is, Chris -- there ain’t none. I don't do that," he said to host Chris Cuomo. "I don't get -- I don't get speaker's fees from Goldman Sachs.”
Yesterday, the Sanders campaign put out a hard-hitting tweet with a tick-tock of how long it had been since Clinton said she would “look into” releasing the transcripts of her paid speeches. The progressive underdog brought up that line from Clinton again today.
It's been 17 days, 16 hours and 32 minutes since @HillaryClinton said she would "look into" releasing her paid speeches to Wall Street.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 22, 2016
Clinton has said she would release the transcripts if all the other candidates, including Republicans, released theirs. She reiterated the point on her town hall on CNN tonight.