Elections

S.C. GOP chairman says Clinton untrustworthy

Matt Moore, chairman of the Republican Party of South Carolina, predicted there will be few tough questions for Democratic presidential candidate at Hillary Clinton at Friday night’s candidates forum at Winthrop University.

Moore said the event hosted by MSNBC is just another step in the coronation of Clinton which has been in the works for two years if not 20 years.

“A growing number of Americans are finding her to be untrustworthy,” Moore said Friday to reporters on the Winthrop campus.

“She is a candidate of the past selling yesterday’s ideas,” Moore said, adding she lacked anything that would bring economic opportunity to all Americans. “That’s what the election is all about.”

Moore targeted Clinton for his comments. He did not attack Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders or former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley who are part of Friday night’s s forum at Byrnes Auditorium.

Moore also said that South Carolina Democrats are not united behind Clinton, noting the lack of endorsements from state Democrats.

Moore declined to comment on reports that current GOP frontrunner Ben Carson admitted he fabricated a story about applying and being accepted to West Point.

“It’s not the party job to put a finger on the scale for any candidate,” Moore said.

Don Worthington: 803-329-4066, @rhherald_donw

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