She’s sick of it.
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton became unhinged Thursday after a Greenpeace activist accused her of taking money from fossil fuel companies.
At a New York rally on the campus of SUNY Purchase, an aggravated, sneering, finger-jabbing Clinton got in the face of a woman who hit a raw nerve with a question about campaign contributions.
Hillary Clinton got frustrated with an activist’s question while shaking hands after speaking at an event at SUNY Purchase.
The activist, identified by Greenpeace as an organizer named Eva Resnick-Day, asked whether the candidate would forego contributions from the fossil fuel industry.
That’s when the steam started rising from Clinton’s head.
“I have money from people who work for fossil fuel companies,” Clinton said in a video posted and later confirmed by Greenpeace.
“I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me,” Clinton added, pointing her finger at Resnick-Day. “I’m sick of it.”
The environment and climate change have been big battlegrounds for Clinton and her challenger for the Democratic nomination, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Sen Bernie Sanders has made the environment and climate change big battlegrounds in his challenge to Clinton’s run for the Democratic nod.
This incident came several days after a top official in the Clinton campaign insisted she would not debate Sanders unless he changes his “tone.”
Despite the blowup, Clinton’s campus appearance did bring back some warm memories.
Clinton had to silence a small group of Bernie Sanders supporters during her SUNY Purchase speech.
The former first lady and secretary of state formally launched her Senate campaign on the campus in February 2000 and lives in nearby Chappaqua.
She was introduced by Rep. Nita Lowey of New York, who noted that Clinton was her “constituent.”