Hillary Clinton Co-Sponsors Anti-Flag Burning Bill
By: NY1 News
NY1: Hillary Clinton Co-Sponsors Anti-Flag Burning Bill
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Senator Hillary Clinton is supporting a bill that would ban flag burning, but she is opposed to a constitutional ban on the act.
Clinton is co-sponsoring a bill that would make it a crime to destroy a flag on federal property, intimidate anyone by burning a flag or burning someone else's flag.
A spokesperson for the Senator says Clinton supports making flag burning a crime, but is hesitant to amend the Constitution.
Clinton's move to co-sponsor the bill is seen by many observers as an apparent attempt to win over conservative voters as she preps for a possible run for the White House in 2008.
Meanwhile, Clinton is in the middle of a six-state campaign swing aimed at raising money for her Senate re-election — and possibly raising support for a potential run for the White House.
Clinton headlined a fundraiser for the Kentucky State Democratic Party in Louisville Friday night, where turnout exceeded expectations.
The ballroom at the convention center was filled to capacity, helping Clinton raise $600,000 for the party.
Kentucky is a solidly Republican state which George W. Bush easily won last year.
But Clinton supporters were buzzing about the possibility of a Clinton run in 2008.
"We're a border state and have been a red state, but I think we're really fed up with what's going on in Washington and we're ready for a candidate who will really run and really fight for the people," one supporter said.
"Do you want her to run for president? I would love her to run," said another. "I've never worked for a campaign in my life but I would work for her."
Clinton is also making stops in Chicago, Denver, Michigan and New Jersey.
She ends her tour in New York with a party in Manhattan on December 13.