Former President Bill Clinton, once found by a judge to have made “intentionally false” statements under oath, attacked Mitt Romney for dishonesty in a fundraising email designed to capitalize on his speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Clinton said that Romney and the Republicans are “hell-bent” on defeating Obama, claiming that they will “say whatever it takes to make that happen, even if they have to make it up.”
A federal judge cited the former president for giving “false, misleading and evasive answers that were designed to obstruct the judicial process” during a sexual harassment lawsuit in 1999, as The Washington Post reported.
Here is Clinton’s full email:
This election is different from any other.
Governor Romney and his allies are hell bent on taking President Obama down. And you better believe they’re going to spend — and say — whatever it takes to make that happen, even if they have to make it up, like the phony attacks charging the President with weakening work requirements for welfare or the charge that he plundered Medicare, when in fact he added eight years to its solvency and closed the doughnut hole in the drug program!
I want to say thanks to supporters like you. You are the reason the President has a fighting chance. We’re not going to win the money race, but we will win the one that matters if we each do our part.
Donate $5 or more, and join me in standing with President Obama:
Last night at the convention, I made my case for why we need to re-elect this president. I don’t think I have to repeat here how much he’s done, how much more we can do together, and how much is at stake.
I just hope you do something about it. I’ll see you out there.