Clinton Snaps at Greenpeace Activist Over Sanders' 'Lying'

'I'm so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2016 10:29 AM CDT

Hillary Clinton seemed to get genuinely angry on the campaign trail Thursday, with her anger directed squarely at the Bernie Sanders campaign. In a video from a campaign stop in Purchase, NY, Greenpeace activist Eva Resnick-Day asks Hillary Clinton if she'll "reject fossil fuel money in the future" of her campaign. "I have money from people who work for fossil fuel companies," Clinton responds. "And registered lobbyists?" the activist presses, per CBS News. "I'm so sick of the Sanders' campaign lying about me," Clinton says, raising her voice and jabbing her finger. Resnick-Day—who tells the Washington Post she isn't affiliated with the Sanders campaign—says she was "shocked and surprised" by the reaction, which came after Sanders supporters interrupted Clinton's speech.

"The truth is that Secretary Clinton has relied heavily on funds from lobbyists working for the oil and gas industry," a Sanders rep tells CNN, pointing to a Greenpeace article that claims Clinton received some $300,000 oil and gas employees. The Clinton campaign "has not taken a dollar from oil and gas industry PACs or corporations" and "the Sanders campaign is misleading voters with their attacks," a Clinton rep counters. "The money in question is from individuals who work for these companies. By the same metric, Bernie Sanders has taken more than $50,000 on this campaign from individuals working for oil and gas companies. Assuming they don't believe their own candidate is bought by the fossil fuel industry, they should stop the false attacks." (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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