Clintons camp blames Obama for fanning fire over RKF gaffe

May 26th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin  

New York, May 26 (ANI): Hilary Clintons camp is blaming Senator Barack Obamas team for fanning the fire over her RKF assassination gaffe.

Clintons campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe put the blame on Obamas supporters when he appeared on Fox News Sunday, saying that they had tried to take the out of context, reports the New York Daily News.

“It’s unfortunate - a hyped-up press over Memorial Day weekend, the Obama campaign inflaming it, tried to take these words out of context,” he said.

Clinton was explaining why she was still in the race against Sen. Barack Obama when she said: “My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June. Right?”

Then she added: “We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.”

Shortly after the comment appeared in a Sioux Falls, S.D., newspaper, Obamas campaign spokesman Bill Burton hit back stating: “Sen. Clinton’s statement before the Argus Leader editorial board was unfortunate and has no place in this campaign.”

And even though she has apologised for her remark, it has left the Kennedy clan furious, with a family member saying that it could be the one that dooms her campaign.

“That comment may be the last nail in her campaign’s coffin,” the Kennedy relative said. (ANI)

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