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Former Democrat impeachment witness Fiona Hill stated on national television last week that a civil war will erupt in America if Republicans retake the White House in 2024 with former President Donald Trump at the helm.

Speaking late last week on PBS, a publicly funded national broadcaster, she was asked to explain her dubious claim that “democracy’s done” if Trump wins reelection.

“What I mean by that is that he is basically trying to come back again on the basis of a lie. He has repudiated the outcome of the 2020 election, and yet he’s expecting to be reelected in 2024,” she said.

“So that is the main thesis, that is the main propelling force behind his bid for reelection. So just that basic fact of how he is campaigning is in itself a massive problem, because he is rejecting the democratic system and the outcome of the 2020 election.”

What campaign? Trump has not yet announced his candidacy for 2024. Moreover, he would not be the only person to be elected into office who’s questioned the legitimacy of a prior election.

As recently as 2013, current President Joe Biden, a Democrat, claimed that losing 2000 presidential candidate Al Gore “was elected president of the United States of America,” as reported at the time by Yahoo News.

No, actually, he was not. President George W. Bush was elected president.

Listen to Hill’s remarks below:

She was then asked if she believes, “in the scenario where [Trump] runs again in ’24 and is justly elected, democratically elected through the Electoral College, that his presence in the White House means democracy is done?”

“Well, this will be on the basis of a minority rule because we’re already seeing in key swing states, that there are efforts being made by Republican political leaders to constrain the votes of people who are not Republicans,” she replied.

“And again, I’m not a partisan person. I find it very painful to have to call this out, but there is one political part here that is trying to stop fellow Americans from voting.”

Everything she said was a lie. Republican political leaders are making efforts to enhance election integrity, not constrain voting rights.

Conversely, Democrats are pursuing a radical bill — the “For the People Act” — that would strip states of their constitutional rights, regulate and control political speech, weaken election integrity and add illegal aliens to official voting tallies.

Moreover, Hill certainly is partisan. She wrote a column for the far-left blog Vox in 2016, her biography of Russian President Vladimir Putin includes a glowing review from Biden and she’s affiliated with the Brookings Institution, a left-wing think tank.

“You know, every system that you see where there is a minority rule is deeply unstable. We know that in Russia, for example, that’s essentially what Putin has done, because there’s been suppression of the vote, preventing people from going out and voting who would probably vote for the opposition, really depressed turnout,” she continued.

“And at this point, Putin is not ruling on the basis of the majority of the population. And we’ve seen that in many other settings as well.”

In the United States, there is no actual suppression of the vote, and the so-called “voter suppression” spoken of by Democrats refers to widely supported rules like ones mandating voter IDs at the polling both.

“And again, this is inherently unstable and really has an awful lot of risks for the future of the United States. So it might be legitimate … but it will be seen in the eyes of all those who vote and their votes are counted through the popular vote as inherently, deeply illegitimate,” Hill added.

“And we then are setting ourselves for even more violence if people feel their voices are no longer heard through the ballot box and they have to take to the streets, then we end up in a potential of an open civil war.”

In other words, unless Democrats eliminate the Electoral College so that Democrats can win via popular vote in violation of the U.S. Constitution, they — Democrats — will “take to the streets” if they don’t get their way in 2024.

“We’re already, in my view, in a cold civil war. We have periodic eruptions of violence. We have periodic eruptions of violence,” Hill continued.

Yes, primarily from left-wing extremists harassing, assaulting and killing conservatives, in addition to committing insurrections and vandalizing businesses.

“And people are now seeing — Trump’s been telling them that — the ballot box is not fair. Kind of your vote doesn’t count. Well, that will kind of be also the message to the majority of people who won’t vote for him in 2024,” she concluded.

The irony lost on her is that her rhetoric is in many ways no different than that of the man she clearly loathes. It’s just as hyperbolic, just as incendiary and just as devoid of facts. She doesn’t recognize this though because she’s so certain of the nobleness of the ideas that she and other clear-cut leftists tout.

Like left-wing comedian Bill Maher, a man who lives in a fantasy world where all Republicans are gun-toting maniacs who “hate” and want to kill Democrats, Hill appears to have an uncanny talent for being able to manifest the very evil that she accuses others of embodying.

Trump is certainly a troubling, imperfect figure, but the idea that him winning legitimately would require leftists to “take to the streets” is just as troubling, if not more-so …

Vivek Saxena

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