On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton says the Republican Party is imploding….has she seen the Democratic party?
Clinton said, “You know, we’ve seen in the last week, we’ve seen Bob Corker, we’ve seen Jeff Flake … there are a lot of other people in the Republican Party who feel exactly the same way,” she continued, “And I think when they appear on TV, or they are interviewed, they need to be pressed.”
The Hill reports:
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that she is worried about the trajectory of the modern Republican Party, warning in a new interview that the GOP is “imploding” under President Trump’s leadership.
In remarks first reported by ABC News on Wednesday, Clinton pointed to the decisions of GOP Sens. Bob Corker (Tenn.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.) not to seek reelection and to sharply attack Trump as signs that many Republican lawmakers privately think the president is unfit for office, and that the GOP is quickly veering to the “far-right.”
Clinton claims that one of her greatest worries is the future of the GOP…..really? That’s one of her biggest worries? WOW.
She said, “I mean, there are a lot of things that I worry about, this is actually on my list, of what I worry about. The Republican Party is imploding.”
Clinton added, “It is becoming a far-right, captive party to ideological religious and commercial interests. It is at the mercy of its financial backers and a cabal of leaders who are doing things like shrinking the electorate, gerrymandering, and taking every step they can to maintain power for themselves and those who are like-minded.”
The comments by Clinton are her first public remarks since the two retiring GOP senators, who were facing possible primary challenges from Trump-supporting opponents, strongly criticized the president on Tuesday.
In a fiery speech on the Senate floor, Flake denounced Trump and called on his fellow lawmakers to stand up to the president.“It is clear at this moment that a traditional conservative who believes in limited government and free markets, who is devoted to free trade, and who is pro-immigration, has a narrower and narrower path to nomination in the Republican party — the party that for so long has defined itself by belief in those things,” Flake said during the speech.