Hillary Clinton discusses emails, touts 'common sense gun safety measures' at Cincinnati rally

Posted at 6:11 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 07:58:50-04

CINCINNATI -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton touted her plans for job creation and higher education during a rally at Cincinnati's Smale Park Monday.

She also addressed the latest controversy over her emails after FBI officials announced they would sort through more newly discovered emails. She said there was nothing to hide.

"I made a mistake," Clinton said. "I'm not making any excuses...If they want to look at some more emails of one of my staffers, by all means look at them."

FBI Director James Comey released information last week that they were looking into thousands of additional emails after a previous investigation into the private email server Clinton used as secretary of state.

She also questioned why the FBI would "jump into an election" by making the announcement of the additional emails so close to Election Day.

Clinton was joined at the rally by former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, Capt. Mark Kelly. Giffords, who was shot during a 2011 mass shooting, echoed Clinton's plans for "common sense gun safety measures." Clinton said she wanted to ban suspected terrorists from buying guns.

"If you are too dangerous to fly, you are too dangerous to buy a gun," she said.

Gun control was one of several topics that Clinton used to attack her opponent, Republican nominee Donald Trump. She was also critical of statements Trump had made regarding foreign policy and the use of nuclear weapons.

"He has a dark and divisive vision for America that could tear our country apart," Clinton said.

Clinton encouraged her supporters to vote early, saying a big turnout was essential for her to win.

"We need more Americans to vote, and I think we have a chance to have more Americans from all walks of life to vote," Clinton said

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