Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton likened Republican presidential candidates to terrorist groups regarding their views on women’s health.
"Extreme views about women? We expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world," Clinton said on Aug. 27 during a speech in Cleveland, Ohio. "But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States."
Clinton added that the Republican candidates' policies are "out-of-date" and "out-of-touch."
"They are dead wrong for 21st century America," Clinton said. "We’re going forward. We’re not going back."
Clinton did not specify which terrorist groups she was comparing the Republicans to, The Washington Post reports.
Clinton received backlash from the Republican candidates.
“@HillaryClinton compares pro-life Americans to terrorists, but defends despicable PP treatment of unborn? Her priorities are totally wrong,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination, tweeted in response.
"Her last statement on terrorists was a disgusting statement," Donald Trump said.
The only female Republican candidate, Carly Fiorina, said Clinton’s comments were “outrageous,” “over the line,” and “typical” of Clinton, CNN reports.
"What it tells us is that Hillary Clinton has no qualms about continuing to try and wage this supposed 'war on women' card as she runs for president," Fiorina said. "We ought to expect this."
Clinton added in her speech that she takes “it a little personal when they (Republicans) go after women.”
Allison Moore, press secretary for the Republican National Committee, thinks an apology is needed.
"For Hillary Clinton to equate her political opponents to terrorists is a new low for her flailing campaign," Moore said. "She should apologize immediately for her inflammatory rhetoric."