Friday, August 26, 2016

Dem senator: Clinton may command 'majority of the Republican caucus'

The Hill reports:
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) says he thinks a lot of Republicans in the Senate are supporting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

“From a Senate perspective, in a secret ballot, Hillary gets a lot of votes out of the Republican caucus. Potentially she even commands a majority of the Republican caucus in a secret ballot because people really do respect her,” Whitehouse told Buzzfeed News.

The Rhode Island senator recalled getting a briefing from the Democratic nominee on a highly classified matter in the basement of the Capitol, where "a bunch of Republican senators were sitting in front of me."
No surprise there.