In a speech to 1,500 people at the New York Women for Hillary lunch this afternoon, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D.-N.Y) chided President Bush for pushing a vote on a constitutional ban on gay marriage.
The Associate Press reported that she criticized the President for tackling divisive issues and asked the audience, “Wouldn’t it be great to be in a position where we could say ‘Go jump in a lake?”
She said, “After ”After 9/11, I think the president could have asked us to do anything and we would have done it,” she said, offering as examples taking on health care issues and lessening gas usage. ”There were so many opportunities and, unfortunately, a different kind of decision was made. We’re seeing it again this week.”
Clinton is expected to vote against the amendment.