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Jim Webb: Hillary's Lines Are Similar to My Own

By    |   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 06:59 PM

Former Virginia Democratic Sen. Jim Webb, who is considering running for president in 2016, says that recent comments made by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail are things he's been saying for years.

"Listening to the comments she made yesterday, Ms. Clinton made yesterday, a couple of things struck me," Webb told Andrea Mitchell on "Andrea Mitchell Reports" on MSNBC Wednesday.

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"First, that she started talking about executive compensation and the inequities in our country — the 300-times ratio that people, executive heads make compared to workers," he explained.

"I started talking about that nine years ago on the campaign trail. I mentioned it in my State of the Union response to George W. Bush in '07," the Virginia Democrat explained.

"And what particularly struck me was she was talking . . . about hedge fund managers making millions and millions of dollars and actually paying a lower tax rate than nurses and truck drivers," he said.

"I had to have a chuckle there, because I've used that example three different times on the Senate floor and I used it because one of my daughters happens to be a nurse and my son-in-law drives a truck," he added.

"I would say I'm glad she's over on this side of the issue now. American workers are needing this kind of voice, and they want it from people who really mean it."

Webb, who served as Navy Secretary under President Ronald Reagan and is a decorated Vietnam War veteran, is considering running against Clinton and tested the waters with a recent visit to Iowa.

While Webb says that running against Clinton would be tough, he explained that he "faced the same problem when I ran for Senate."

"It's definitely difficult" in terms of "fundraising in an environment in which much of the Democratic party regulars are either contributing directly or are frozen," he explained.

However, he said that he thinks "people are looking for leadership they can trust. I think this is a time when a lot of people want to go back to the party of Harry Truman and Franklin Roosevelt."

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Former Virginia Democratic Sen. Jim Webb, who is considering running for president in 2016, says that recent comments made by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail are things he's been saying for years.
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