War of words

Hillary Clinton calls out Republicans for forming a “trifecta against women”

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With a pair of sharp-tongued tweets, Hillary Clinton took on the Republican-led Senate on Monday, scolding them for mounting a “trifecta against women” by holding up the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general until the Democrats stop blocking a bipartisan human trafficking bill. That bill has been stalled over an abortion provision that was deemed unacceptable by the Democrats. Clinton criticized the delay in nominating Lynch, who would be the first female African-American attorney general in U.S. history, and accused Congress of “playing politics with human trafficking victims” and “threatening women’s health and rights.” While Clinton has yet to announce a 2016 presidential bid, she’s making it clear that she’ll take no prisoners when the issue of women’s rights comes up on the campaign trail.

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