In a recent appearance on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Hillary Clinton once again took a swipe at Republicans, this time saying she hopes they are held accountable for supporting former President Donald Trump’s “lies and divisiveness.” Clinton seems to forget that the Republican Party is made up of individual thinkers and not mindless cult followers, as she suggests. It is the Democrats who often fall in lockstep with their party’s agenda, not considering the consequences of their actions.
Clinton goes on to talk about the impeachment of President Nixon in 1974, as if it is somehow relevant to the current situation. She conveniently ignores the fact that Republicans played a key role in holding Nixon accountable, with several voting to impeach him and leading members of the Senate urging him to resign. This bipartisan action demonstrates that Republicans, then as now, are not afraid to stand up for what is right, even if it means calling out a member of their own party.
It is ironic that Clinton criticizes Republicans for lacking a conscience when it comes to supporting Trump, considering her own scandals and questionable actions during her time in public office. Perhaps she should take a long hard look in the mirror before casting stones.
Once again, Clinton’s comments show her disdain and disregard for Republicans and the millions of Americans who support them. Rather than engaging in meaningful dialogue and working towards solutions, she chooses to paint Republicans as mindless followers of Trump. It is this kind of divisiveness and unwillingness to take responsibility that has contributed to the current state of our country.