Carly Fiorina, Republican presidential candidate, has dismissed critics who say she enjoys attacking Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton and criticized the United States’ Common Core education system.
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO said, “The questions I raise about Hillary Clinton, I take no delight in them. I’m concerned.”
Fiorina said, “It is entirely legitimate when someone is running for the presidency of the United States to ask whether they are being transparent, whether they are trustworthy, whether they have a track record of leadership.”
Fiorina added, “Hillary Clinton has demonstrated over and over again that she is not transparent. Her leadership as secretary of state has placed us in grave danger around the world. These are entirely legitimate questions and they are questions that I would ask of her on the general debate stage — questions that must be asked of her because the American people need to hear her answers.”
Fiorina said she believes Clinton is an intelligent and hard working woman who has devoted her life to public service and “I also think that she and Bill Clinton are the personification of what 82 percent now consider the professional political class that is more concerned about preserving its power and privilege than it is about doing the people’s business.”
“It’s why 82 percent of the American people now think that we need people from outside of the professional political class to serve in public office. Ours was intended to be a citizen government — by, of and for the people. She will clearly be the [Democratic] nominee, and somebody must take the fight to her.”
She then said about the education system, “Our education system is a big problem, when a Washington bureaucracy gets involved in a program, it becomes heavy-handed and standardized. It’s how Washington bureaucracy works.”
She then gave an example of China of how the federal intervention in education is detrimental to a nation’s knowledge base.
She said, “China has put in place an education system that standardizes behavior, it is part of their regime’s oppression.”
She also said Common Core has a similar effect on U.S. families, “Common Core, unfortunately, limits parents’ choices. It will, over time, limit our children’s options.”
Fiorina is the only other female in the race to presidentship and she launched her presidential campaign on May 4.
In April she stated the benefits that would come with having another female match up against Clinton in the race.
“I think that if Hillary Clinton were to face a female nominee, there are a whole set of things that she won’t be able to talk about.”
She said Clinton would be forced to run on “her track record, her accomplishments, her candor and trustworthiness and her policies. She won’t be able to talk about being the first woman president. She won’t be able to talk about a war on women without being challenged. She won’t be able to play the gender card. And I think that’s what elections should be run on – not identity politics, not what you look like, but who you are, and what you believe, and what’ you’ve done, and what you will do.”