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Lincoln Chafee, Potential Hillary Opponent, Slams Her Ethics

By    |   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 11:14 PM

Planning an "insurgent" campaign to give Hillary Clinton a primary run for her money, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee slammed the Democratic presidential candidate's shady ethics Tuesday.

"I think the word that’s frequently associated with Sen. Clinton is 'expedient,' making decisions based on the mood of the people at the moment rather than real strong convictions," the long-shot potential Democratic contender told the New York Post.

"You sprinkle in — just it seems to be this endless parade of ethical issues. And now it’s the emails while in office. It never seems to stop," he said.

Chafee hasn't formally announced his intention to run for the Democratic nomination against Clinton, but said he'd formed an exploratory committee just days before Clinton's official declaration of her campaign.

"They have a long history of gray areas on ethics," Chafee charged, referring to both Hillary and former President Bill Clinton. "It goes way back to Whitewater and just seemed to never stop. Travel-gate."

Chafee, who also served two terms in the Senate as a Republican after his stint as a registered independent governor, also told the Post he was "absolutely" concerned about reports in a new book, "Clinton Cash," about the family's fundraising and earnings.

"If there are substantiated links between actions as secretary of state and donations, that’s going to be a huge issue for her," Chafee told the Post.

Chafee isn't pulling any punches with Clinton, slamming her "lack of record of accomplishment" and arguing that her "hawkish" policies led to a "more dangerous world," the Post reports.

He also complains that Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley, who's also considering a bid for the Oval Office, is tap-dancing around Clinton.

"I heard him on the Sunday show — I didn’t think he said anything, to be honest …" Chafee told the Post. "There’s lots of material."

He also vowed to ultimately debate Clinton on the issues, asserting, "I think it’s going to be pretty hard to keep legitimate candidates from getting on the stage."

Chafee has a long climb against Clinton, who polled 69 percent support compared with Chafee's 1 percent in the most recent CNN/ORC survey.

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