WATCH: Democrats Go Face-to-Face with Voters
South Carolina voters got the chance to ask questions, directly to Democratic presidential candidates, at a CNN Town Hall at the USC School of Law Tuesday night
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – South Carolina voters got the chance to ask questions, directly to Democratic presidential candidates, at a CNN Town Hall at the USC School of Law Tuesday night.
Bernie Sanders opened the town hall in Columbia, by reemphasizing his call for Clinton to release transcripts of paid speeches she made to Wall Street banks after she left the State Department.
“Secretary Clinton said ‘I will do it if other people do it, well I am very happy to release all of my paid speeches to Wall Street,” Sanders said. “Here it is Chris, there ain’t none.”
Clinton said she will release details of the speeches only when other candidates do the same.
Sanders said he agrees with President Obama about closing Guantanamo Bay. He says it will help us in the long run. Sanders also committed to increasing funding for historically black colleges as part of his free college plan.
When asked about Guantanamo Bay, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she’s long supported its closure. As for prisoners being transferred to Charleston, she says that’s up for negotiation.
“I remember back in the oh-eight election, President Obama, Senator McCain and I all had the same position so I hope some of the Republicans will understand that we’re in a fight against terrorism,” Clinton said. “We have to defeat it. We don’t need to have Guantanamo hanging out there over our heads.”
On police brutality, Clinton said there are too many examples of unarmed citizens being shot at by police. Clinton used South Carolinians Walter Scott and Zachary Hammond as examples.
A federal court ruling out Tuesday could lead to a subpoena for Clinton’s private email server. Clinton was asked what she would say to worried voters. She said there is no basis for this.