Clinton campaign aides believe hitting Republicans for their rhetoric will resonate with Democratic voters and a general election audience.
They say that Clinton intends to argue in the general that the GOP’s stance is making the country less safe and hurting key U.S. relationships in the war on terror.
At the same time, Clinton’s campaign believes it sends the message that the Democratic party welcomes all people.
Clinton is seeking to put together the coalition of voters that helped President Obama win both of his presidential elections. The calls for inclusivity, her campaign believes, will help it with minority and young voters.