Voters Grill Hillary Clinton On Wall Street Stances

| by Sean Kelly
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Hillary Clinton was grilled about her reluctance to release transcripts of Wall Street speeches during a presidential candidate town hall meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Feb 18.

"I am happy to release anything I have when everyone else does the same, because every other candidate in this race has given speeches to private groups, including Sen. [Bernie] Sanders [of Vermont]," Clinton responded when a voter called on her to release transcripts.

"I was the candidate who went to Wall Street before the crash. I was the candidate who said to them, 'You are wrecking our economy.'"

The audience member who brought up the issue of her transcripts also spoke to Clinton's shift on gay marriage.

"I do respect you very much. “In fact, only a decade ago, I was a very big supporter of yourself and your husband," the audience member, a Sanders supporter, said.

"It actually broke my heart when you said marriage was between a man and a woman. How can we trust that this isn't just more political rhetoric? Please just release those transcripts so we know exactly where you stand.”

Clinton pushed back, defending her current pro-gay marriage stance.

"I, like many Americans, have evolved, and I'm glad I have. I'm a 100 percent supporter, I am absolutely adamant about protecting marriage equality."

The Nevada town hall meeting came just as Sanders has begun to move into Clinton's lead in several national polls. In a recent NBC News poll, Sanders trailed Clinton at 42 percent to her 53 percent. 

Sources: The Hill, NBC News / Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

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