If James Comey was hoping to depress Democratic enthusiasm and turnout with his controversial little letter to Congress, it looks like he'll be sorely disappointed on November 8th.
A fiery Hillary Clinton hit back at the latest twist in the FBI email investigation and pumped up her supporters for the final stretch of the campaign before a raucous crowd in Daytona Beach on Saturday.Watch the full speech above, and check out the loud boos that erupt at the 2:20 mark when Hillary mentions the FBI Director. We're not gonna take it!
“It’s not just the fact that my name is on the ballot,” Clinton told a packed house of more than 500 people at the John H. Dickerson Community Center. “Everything we care about is at stake. The American dream itself is at stake.”
The Democratic presidential nominee’s latest trip to the crucial state of Florida was part of a Canvass Kick-Off, in which volunteers who signed up for the campaign would sign up for assignments and be trained in get-out-the-vote operations.
But Clinton turned right to the FBI Director James Comey’s letter to Congress on Friday that the FBI was reportedly investigating the emails of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner and his estranged wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin, for any connection to Clinton.
Reports from several outlets have indicated, however, that none of the emails came from Clinton or were connected to her private server, for which the FBI had cleared her of wrongdoing in July.
“Some of you may have heard about a letter written by the FBI director,” Clinton said. “You probably have a few questions about it. It is pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information right before an election. In fact, it’s not just strange, it’s unprecedented and deeply troubling.”
Clinton said that voters “deserve to get the full and complete facts” and called on Comey to “explain everything right away. Put it right out on the table.”
She also criticized her Republican opponent Donald Trump for what she said were “lies” about the situation.
Trump is “doing his best to mislead and discourage the American people,” she said. “I think it’s time for Donald Trump to stop fear mongering. We can’t let him get away with it.”
The standing-room only crowd in the tight space of the gym, which included several hundred in the rafters, roared with approval as Clinton turned to the remaining days of the campaign, saying she was “so motivated, so excited.”