Clinton says she was mistaken about coal - – Rockford’s News Leader

Clinton says she was mistaken about coal


Hillary Clinton has sent Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin a letter saying she was mistaken in her recent comments about coal.

On national television Sunday, Clinton declared she was going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business. Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, suggested that that Clinton didn't care about coal miners.

Clinton was touting her plan released last year to put $30 billion toward protecting the health benefits of coal miners and their families.

Spokesman Jonathan Kott said Manchin was extremely upset and followed up directly with Clinton, her senior advisers and President Bill Clinton.

In the letter dated Tuesday, the Democratic presidential candidate mentions plans to revitalize coal communities and bring jobs to Appalachia, especially in carbon capture technology.

Manchin has endorsed Clinton.

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