Bill Weld, Libertarian VP Nominee: ‘I’m Here Vouching for Clinton’

Libertarian vice-presidential nominee Bill Weld continued his public defense of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday evening, telling MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that, “I’m here vouching for Mrs. Clinton, and I think it’s high time somebody did.” Weld split from his running-mate, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, on the latest developments in the FBI’s probe of Clinton’s private email server. The former secretary of state is “a reliable person and an honest person,” Weld said, directly contradicting his campaign’s scornful statement responding to news that the feds had discovered new emails from the server. Weld’s praise, he said, came based on “my personal experience with her.” Furthermore, he added, “I think that she deserves to have people vouch for her other than members of the Democratic National Committee.”