January 28th, 2008
09:30 AM ET
7 years ago

Rep. Meek: listen to what Hillary's saying

(CNN) – Florida congressman Kendrick Meek said Monday that Bill Clinton’s words along the campaign trail have been taken out of context.
 
“The president’s not trying to make news,” Meek told CNN’s Kiran Chetry.  “The real issue is the reporting of what the president is actually saying.”  Adding, the focus needs to go back to Hillary Clinton’s message.
 
Meek, who is also chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, faced controversy surrounding last year’s CBC conference after he and Chairwoman Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-Michigan) invited Hillary Clinton to speak at the annual event. Clinton was the only presidential candidate to get her own forum, fueling anger that the group’s neutrality was being undermined by its chairmen.
 
The congressman endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton for president back in June and was named a senior adviser to her campaign.  He is one of five key endorsements for Senator Clinton in Florida including, Rep. Corrine Brown, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rep. Alcee Hastings and Sen. Bill Nelson, who announced his support Monday.
 
Florida’s primary is Tuesday, January 29th.
 
Related: Watch the entire interview with CNN’s Kiran Chetry.
 

– CNN’s Emily Sherman


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • President Clinton
soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. Kay

    I agree with majority of the posters here. The main stream media's bias towards Obama is sickening. It seems their only agenda is to push Obama down our throats !!
    I am truly hoping that majority of people will get sick of it and will vote based on issues

    January 29, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  2. Kay

    I am so disgusted with Main strem media's obsession with Obama. Whay are they not reporting about Obama's 17 year old relationship with Rezko, a political fixer and slumlord in Chicago who was arrested yesterday.

    January 29, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  3. P. Tasi

    Kay

    I am so disgusted with Main strem media's obsession with Obama. Whay are they not reporting about Obama's 17 year old relationship with Rezko, a political fixer and slumlord in Chicago who was arrested yesterday

    KAY,
    DID YOU HAPPEN TO SEE THE PHOTO OF BILLARY AND BUBBA? Hmmmm

    January 29, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  4. P. Tasi

    Kay

    I am so disgusted with Main strem media's obsession with Obama. Whay are they not reporting about Obama's 17 year old relationship with Rezko, a political fixer and slumlord in Chicago who was arrested yesterday

    KAY,
    DID YOU HAPPEN TO SEE THE PHOTO OF BILLARY AND BUBBA WITH GUESS WHO? HINT, IT IS SPELLED REZKO. Hmmmm

    CNN, WHERE IS THE PHOTO OF THE CLINTONS WITH REZKO????
    YOU ARE AS BAD AS FRAUD NEWS aka Fox.

    January 29, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  5. Kay did you see Rezko with Billary and Bubba?

    Just wait until the Republicans get their hands on the the corruption of the Clintons.

    Bubba Clinton is a Convicted Liar!!! Who would believe this convicted liar?

    Bubba Clinton was convicted of lying under oath. I wouldn't believe him if he told me it was hot in one hundred degree weather.

    You are suporting a convicted liar to live in the white house. That means, not only did he lie to his wife Billary, but also he lied to the American people and under oath. He does not deserve to set foot in the white house.

    January 29, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
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