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Tags: hillary | release | wall street | speeches | michael capuano

Rep. Capuano Calls on Clinton to Release Wall Street Speeches

Rep. Capuano Calls on Clinton to Release Wall Street Speeches

Rep. Michael Capuano (Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 04 October 2016 02:56 PM

A Democratic representative said that his party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, must release transcripts of her paid speeches to Wall Street.

"If she doesn't do these things, it allows people to ask these questions ... We have no choice. Once we're in the public life, that's what we have to do," Massachusetts Rep. Michael Capuano said on Boston Herald Radio.

The Massachusetts Democrat said he has some "serious problems" with Clinton, but he supports her against Donald Trump, and "this one is the easiest choice I've ever had."

Trump has accused Clinton of being cozy with special interests while she was secretary of state.

"In the world that she has chosen, that I have chosen, politics, transparency is real," he said.

Capuano said that not releasing the transcripts opens Clinton up to criticism from her opponents. "One of the things you don't do in politics is you don't give an easy shot to your opponent if you can help it. That's what this does. This simply allows people who want to defend Donald Trump, to say, 'Oh, how about you?'"

Regarding donor lists to the Clinton Foundation, Capuano said people who donate to legislators are supporters and friends, so finding information to use against a candidate from a donor list is possible. "If people want to make those connections in political life, they are always there to be made," he said.

The lawmaker also offered some advice to Clinton for the second presidential debate, calling on her to avoid seeming arrogant.

"That's been my biggest concern since day one. She has to be real careful about being too cocky, and I think there are too many supporters of hers who are too cocky about it," Capuano said.

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