WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is more than 90 percent likely to seek the Republican presidential nomination — and she is not shying away from slinging barbs at the presumptive Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton.
On "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace," Fiorina challenged several Clinton comments, including saying she used a personal email account for State Department work because it would be easier to carry one device than two. She said such statements raise a confidence issue about the former secretary of state, senator and first lady.
Fiorina also said Clinton is not candid. She said that "suggests [Clinton's] character is flawed."
Fiorina also touted her own presidential credentials, noting how she worked her way up over a long career from secretary to CEO of the Hewlett-Packard Co.
She said that career experience has given her an intimate understanding of technology and bureaucracies — an understanding she'll need if she seeks the White House.
"Washington, D.C., has become a vast, unaccountable bureaucracy," Fiorina said. "It's been growing for 40 years, we have no idea how our money is spent."
Two things that Fiorina said would "help tremendously": zero-based budgeting and pay-for-performance in the civil service.
"How many inspector general reports do we need to read that say, you know, you can watch porn all day long and get paid exactly the same way as somebody who's trying to do their job?" Fiorina asked, perhaps referencing the story of the career Environmental Protection Agency employee who confessed to spending two to six hours of every work day watching pornography on his government-issed computer.
Watch the whole Fiorina interview below:
Fiorina may be a dark horse in the wide-open GOP 2016 presidential field, but she beat out such political heavyweights as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former governors Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin in the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll last month.
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