Dem Rep. Van Hollen on Learning He’s on Hillary’s ‘Hit List’: ‘It’s a Total Mystery’


Appearing on MSNBC on Thursday to talk about President Barack Obama’s position on ongoing budget negotiations, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) was asked by anchor Chris Jansing about the revelations surrounding Hillary Clinton’s “hit list” in which he was included. Van Hollen said that the list which singles out Democrats that did not support Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid, presuming it truly exists, was a “total mystery.”

“I have to say, it’s a total mystery to me,” Van Hollen told Jansing after being informed that he was on Clinton’s “hit list.”

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Van Hollen noted that he served as the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2008 and was focused on down ballot races. “I didn’t get involved in the primary – the Democratic primary – that year,” he said.

“If this is true, and again I have just read the reports, it’s a mystery to me,” Van Hollen continued, “and I’d be interested in hearing what the basis of it would be.”

“Would you like to endorse her now?” Jansing asked.

“I’m a huge supporter of Hillary Clinton,” Van Hollen replied. “I’ve indicated that I would be a supporter of Hillary Clinton if she runs.”

He added, however, assuming the reports are “true,” that he would welcome a phone call from someone explaining the basis for his inclusion on Clinton’s list.

Watch the clip below via MSNBC:

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