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Bill Clinton defends wife’s commitment to poor

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DENVER — Bill Clinton defended Hillary Rodham Clinton’s commitment to the poor and working Americans on Tuesday, saying his family’s post-presidential wealth had not prevented the former secretary of state from understanding the economic problems of Americans.

“She’s not out of touch,” the former president declared at his family’s annual domestic policy summit. Clinton noted that in law school his future wife sought legal assistance for the poor and later advocated for paid leave for new mothers during the 1970s.

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