Hillary Clinton again defended her use of a private email server in an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday morning, acknowledging the slow “drip, drip, drip” of bad headlines is affecting her standing in the race and saying it’s up to voters whether they will be swayed by them.
“I have tried, to the best of my ability, to be able to respond,” Clinton told NBC’s Chuck Todd. “And if people are uncertain, if they have concerns about these questions around the emails, it is their choice to say, ‘That’s going to influence how I think about the election.’”
Clinton said she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, had faced similar investigations and accusations during his tenure in the White House—but that the voters of New York “overlooked” them and still elected her to the Senate in 2000.
“Now I have, as you're rightly pointing, been involved from the receiving side in a lot of these accusations. In fact, as you might remember during the '90s, there were a bunch of them,” Clinton said. “And when I ran for the Senate, the voters of New York, they overlooked all of that, and they looked at my record, and they looked at what I would do for them, and I was elected senator after going through years of this kind of back and forth.”