WMUR: Hillary Clinton speaks on death penalty, controversies in NH trip (VIDEO) As originally appearing in WMUR
BY WMUR STAFF
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MANCHESTER, N.H. —Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reaffirmed her support for the death penalty Wednesday, saying it should be used in rare cases.
Her response came after a question during a Politics and Eggs event at St. Anselm College.
Clinton enjoyed a warm reception from the sizable crowd Wednesday as she highlighted points of her economic agenda.
Her trip to New Hampshire also comes amid new controversy over her comment that the recent scandal at the Veterans Administration had been overblown. In a one-on-one interview with News 9’s Josh McElveen, she elaborated, saying there are systemic problems at the agency that need to be fixed.
“But I am worried about some people trying to use the fact that we need to make major reforms as a justification for dismantling the VA, and I think my comments were really more directed at that,” Clinton said.
Clinton also responded to an implication she made this week that primary opponent Bernie Sanders was being sexist in remarks he made about raising her voice during the debate during a discussion of gun control.
“What I said was during the debate, I heard him say that people should stop shouting about guns,” Clinton said. “I didn’t think I was shouting. I thought I was making a very strong case.”
The trip also comes days after a congressional grilling on Benghazi.
“I hope that the Congress will take more action and pass some of the bills that will make some of the decisions that will provide better training for our diplomatic security personnel and make sure that they have everything that they need in a dangerous world,” Clinton said.
Clinton planned to continue her New Hampshire trip Wednesday night, stopping by Moulton Farm in Meredith and holding an event in Bartlett, before spending the night at the Mount Washington Hotel.