WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. - Democratic candidates tried to shift attention back to Republicans Friday, but their spat over qualifications continued, with Hillary Clinton calling a hit from Bernie Sanders a “misrepresentation.”
Speaking to reporters in Williamsville, New York, Clinton said there was “no basis” for the remarks and “I don’t know why he made them in the first place.”
Asked if she thought Sanders was qualified, Clinton said: “Yes. As I said, I would take him over Donald Trump or Ted Cruz any day.”
The conflict between the two flared this week ahead of the April 19 New York primary. Sanders has backed away from his suggestion that Hillary Clinton isn’t qualified to be president. In a Friday interview with The Associated Press, he said he has kept his promise of focusing his fire on policy and was simply responding to Clinton’s own attacks.