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A former Democratic senator criticized Hillary Clinton this week for setting up a private server during her tenure as secretary of state.

For nearly a year, Clinton has been scrutinized for operating a private server in her Chappaqua, New York home during her time as America’s top diplomat.

Republicans have had plenty of criticism for the former first lady, but now a Democrat has joined their chorus: former Nebraska senator Bob Kerrey.

“It was a very bad decision to set up the server. That was a big mistake,” Kerrey said on the John Catsimatidis radio show Sunday.


A decorated Vietnam veteran, Kerrey served in the Senate from 1989 to 2001. From 1995 to 1999, Kerrey served as vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Before that, Kerrey was governor of Nebraska. Kerrey also served on the bipartisan 9-11 Commission from 2003 to 2004.

“What it demonstrates is the need to change the Administrative Procedure Act, established in 1967, before we had all the modern electronic communication systems,” Kerrey added. “We’ve got to make it easier for government to function.”

Kerrey’s criticism is notable as Clinton’s opponent for the Democratic nomination, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, has refused to attack her use of the server.

“I think there is a legal process right now, taking place and what I have said, and I get criticized, ‘Bernie, why don’t you criticize on this issue?’” the self-proclaimed democratic socialist said last month on CNN. “There is a legal investigation taking place, I do not want to politicize that, it is not my style.”

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