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April 15, 2015

Opinion: GOP Attacks on Clinton for Foundation's Foreign Funds Are Misguided

Republicans are making the wrong argument in using the Clinton Foundation's acceptance of foreign governments as a political attack against Hillary Clinton, an opinion columnist writes in The Week.

Sen. Rand Paul, a 2016 presidential candidate, has criticized Ms. Clinton for "accepting tens of millions of dollars" from countries with poor records on women's rights.

The author argues that for this to be an effective political attack, critics will have to show that Ms. Clinton personally benefited from the donations. Instead, the columnist writes, Republicans "are only reminding voters that the Clintons are using other people's private funds to help the poor and disenfranchised," something the political party traditionally supports.

Ms. Clinton resigned from the foundatoin's Board of Directors on Sunday after formally entering the 2016 presidential race.