COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/WCSC) - There was a political showdown of sorts in Columbia on Wednesday between the only two women in the race for president.
Before Democrat Hillary Clinton addressed a crowd at the Columbia Marriott, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was outside the hotel blasting Clinton's policies.
Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard, was scheduled to be in town for a Republican caucus luncheon on Wednesday, but the news conference outside the Marriott wasn't announced until Wednesday morning.
Fiorina made the point she would answer questions from the press, taking jabs at the Clinton Campaign which did not take questions at Wednesday's event and has been criticized for not taking questions from the media since she began her campaign for president.
Fiorina blasted Clinton on what's become some pretty standard talking points for Republican candidates the past few months mainly focusing on Clinton's response to terrorist attacks in Benghazi during her time as Secretary of State, and her private email server, many of those emails are just now being released to the public.
Clinton's main point on Wednesday was on equality in the workplace which Fiorina remarked,"Perhaps it would be helpful if politicians and the federal government cleaned up their own act first. We know, for example, by their own standards, Mrs Clinton's office and President Obama's office do not meet their own metrics for equal pay for equal work."
Fiorina didn't cite her source on that information, but did say government employees faced many of the same workplace inequality issues that employees in the private sector do as well.