Campaigning in New York City on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton once again cast her rival, Sen. Bernard Sanders, as weak on national security and as a single-issue candidate concerned only about income inequality and Wall Street regulations.
Her attacks at a town-hall meeting in Harlem come about three weeks before the crucial New York Democratic presidential primary, a high-stakes contest that the Clinton campaign is counting on to slow the momentum Mr. Sanders has gained with big victories in Utah, Washington, Alaska and elsewhere in recent weeks.
Mrs. Clinton said the senator’s domestic proposals — such as universal health care — are unrealistic. But she saved her most biting comments for the foreign policy arena and made not-so-subtle suggestions that Mr. Sanders is unequipped to be commander in chief.
“We need a president who can do all parts of the job,” Mrs. Clinton said. “Protecting America’s national security can’t be an afterthought. Our next president has to be just as passionate about defending our people and our country as [they are] about fixing our economy. I will do both, because when you vote on April 19 here in New York, you’re voting for a president and a commander in chief.”
Mr. Sanders is campaigning Wednesday in Wisconsin ahead of that state’s primary next week.