Hillary Clinton believes a return to “civility” is only possible under Democrats, the party that just gave America the spectacle of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.
The failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee told CNN International’s Christiane Amanpour that there is essentially no hope of having respectful and professional dialogue with Republicans who want to “destroy” what Democrats “stand for.”
The irony of Democrats standing up for something commendable following the smear campaign they launched against Kavanaugh was lost on Clinton.
“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” she said in the interview from Oxford, England.
“That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough, to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. Until then, the only thing Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength,” the former Secretary of State suggested.
This is so irresponsible. https://t.co/s39zIfB1R3
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) October 9, 2018
Clinton must have been watching a different version of the hearings as she then said President Donald Trump and Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “demeaned” the process and blamed them for “attacking” Kavanaugh’s accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as well as “women who were speaking out.”
“I remember Republican operatives shutting down the voting in Florida in 2000. I remember the swift voting of John Kerry. I remember the things that even the Republican Party did to John McCain in 2000. I remember what they did to me for 25 years,” Clinton whined.
“The falsehoods, the lies, which unfortunately people believe because Republicans have put a lot of time, money, and effort in promoting them,” she said.
This is basically an explicit call for the end of civility on both sides. She’s the worst. https://t.co/OGTHA0Lmsc
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 9, 2018
She seemed to perfectly describe her own party as she slammed Republicans for their evil ways.
“So when you’re dealing with an ideological party that is driven by the lust for power, that is funded by corporate interests who want a government that does its bidding- you can be civil, but you can’t overcome what they intend to do unless you win elections,” Clinton argued.
She also criticized the president for turning Kavanaugh’s ceremonial swearing in at the White House Monday into a “political rally.”
“What was done last night in the White House was a political rally. It further undermined the image and integrity of the court. That troubles me greatly,” Clinton said.
Donald Trump staged a “political rally” at Brett Kavanaugh’s ceremonial swearing-in that “further undermined the image and integrity of the court,” Hillary Clinton told @camanpour in an exclusive interview https://t.co/MtcPQV3xbI pic.twitter.com/aiKKz3axtj
— CNN (@CNN) October 9, 2018
Trump dismissed his former rival’s remarks with a smirk.
Asked about Hillary Clinton’s comment that Brett Kavanaugh’s swearing-in ceremony last night was a “political rally,” Pres. Trump says, “I guess that’s why she lost. She doesn’t get it. She never did.” https://t.co/UByMwFjDLC pic.twitter.com/x80vrEH9xV
— ABC News (@ABC) October 9, 2018
“That’s why she lost. She doesn’t get it. She never did,” he told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday. “I knew that a long time ago. Hillary never got it. That’s why she lost.”
Clinton’s lack of self awareness and remarks about “civility” were roundly mocked by Twitter users.
I want you to really think about what @HillaryClinton says here.
She is literally saying: We can ONLY have a return to civility if we have all the power. Then, and only then.
This is egregiously irresponsible.pic.twitter.com/CoanEQB7TI
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) October 9, 2018
Last night we’re told that celebrated Kavanaugh’s swearing in was detrimental to political discourse. This morning we’re told they have intention on being civil with us. I just can’t anymore.
— GinaNation (@BGBandita) October 9, 2018
Anyone who follows Hillary Clinton’s advice will be adding to the discord and chaos that the Left wants to bring to our public discourse. Her statement is an invitation to hate those who think differently than you do. It is NOT an invitation to civility and unity. Shame on her.
— Brent Jensen (@Allouchsit) October 9, 2018
Still so sore about the loss.
— DomDom (@dar_uso) October 9, 2018
Hillary Clinton just described herself & the Democrat Party.
It’s like when criminals make a basis error, almost as if they want to be caught.
Bless her guilty conscious.
— think for yourself (@ganais_anais) October 9, 2018
She’s talking about the Democratic party.
— Forever❤More❌shadowbanned❌ (@rebeccamoucha) October 9, 2018
This is THE greatest example of projection you will ever witness
— kerry – user of straws (@K1erry) October 9, 2018
Haha civil war. That’d be over quick. One side has most of the guns lol
— JoeTheChaoticLibertarian (@Joe52442222) October 9, 2018
Oh the irony…
— Wits McGee (@wits_mcgee) October 9, 2018
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