Attendees of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign rally in Alexandria said the ongoing FBI investigation into Clinton’s use of private email has not changed their opinion of the former secretary of State.
“Yes, I still support Hillary. I believe the inquiry has been just a way to lower her polls and so, yes, I definitely still support Hillary,” a Democratic voter told PJ Media at the rally.
“I still support her in spite of the investigation. I expect some mistakes were made and maybe some people somewhere could have been more truthful about some of the events, but there’s really no alternative as far as I can tell,” said another voter.
One woman said she is supporting Clinton over Democratic candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley because she is a woman and has experience.
“I think we do a better job than men,” she said.
When asked what she does not like about GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, former CEO of HP, she replied, “I don’t really know much about her so I can’t say but I think [Clinton] could beat her.”
Some attendees that spoke with PJ Media said GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump would be the easiest for Clinton to beat.
“He’s not about unifying the United States. He’s also about just increasing the differences in the classes. He’s also about misrepresenting women,” said one attendee.
Another said, “Trump would be the easiest to beat but I think she could beat any of them because they’ve ended up sort of being anti-immigration, anti-women, whether they are that way actually, they are perceived as being that way, and I don’t think they stand much of a chance.”
A Democratic voter at the rally said a Trump vs. Clinton matchup “would be a circus” and predicted that Clinton would “definitely win unless people are crazy.”
Others said she could beat any of the Republicans running to occupy the White House.
“I don’t think it matters. I think the Republican Party right now is all out of ideas. They’re floating along on a base that is totally ideological so I think, honestly, when the American people hear any Republican talk about the issues up against her, they can’t do it. They don’t have the experience,” an attendee said.
Following the rally, PJ Media asked Clinton aide Huma Abedin how concerned she is about the email investigation involving Clinton. Abedin is part of the controversy after reportedly having access to Clinton’s private account.
“Hello, sir. Thank you for coming,” she replied, dismissing the question.
PJ Media asked Clinton about sanctuary cities as Senate Democrats last month blocked a measure that would have denied funds to cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
“Do you support sanctuary cities or do you think they are a danger to public safety?” she was asked.
Clinton avoided the question and only posed for photos with supporters and signed autographs.