Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday blasted Hillary Clinton over her campaign's recent criticism of his health care proposals.
"Hillary Clinton once said it 'undermined core Democratic values' and gives 'aid and comfort' to the special interests and 'their allies in the Republican Party' for Democrats to attack each other’s health care plans. Today, in another flip-flop, she’s doing exactly what she once decried," a statement from Sanders' campaign reads.
"Clinton’s attacks on a Democratic Party rival over universal health care marks a very public flip flop by her and her campaign. She is now using the same Karl Rove tactics she once decried in this video," the statement continues, linking to a video of Clinton criticizing Barack Obama's presidential campaign for attacking her proposal for universal health care during the 2008 campaign.
Over the past few days, Clinton's campaign has been critical of Sanders' proposal for universal health care. The former secretary of state suggested in November that Sanders' plan would raise taxes on the middle class. And this week, she characterized his state-based plan as a "risky deal" that would turn "over your and my health insurance to governors."
While campaigning for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire on Tuesday, Chelsea Clinton expanded on her mother's characterization of Sanders' plan. Chelsea Clinton warned voters against Sanders' health care policy and argued that his state-based, single-payer plan would give too much power to governors, who could block the plan's full implementation.
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