Hillary Clinton Calls For Accountability And Change Within Republican Party
In a recent appearance on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed her concerns about the current state of the Republican Party. She called for accountability and a fresh direction, indicating that it’s time for a change from the divisive path they’ve been on.
Highlighting a pivotal moment from a recent discussion in Georgia, Clinton pointed out the significance of a statement made by the former lieutenant governor. This remark emphasized the need for the Republican Party to distance itself from what she referred to as a “cult.”
This departure from what she claims is blind allegiance to former President Donald Trump is crucial, according to Clinton, who says it will help the nation heal.
“One of the important comments that came out of this long day in Georgia was by the former lieutenant governor when he said, this is a pivot point. The Republican Party needs to move away. Quit being part of a cult is what he meant. You follow someone who lies to you, undermines the legitimate processes of government. Move away from him politically and trying to get back to politics in the sense that we used to think we had it, despite all of the human frailties that accompanied it,” she stated.
Clinton elaborated by sharing a historical perspective, drawing parallels to a time when accountability transcended party lines. “You have parties that would sanction and hold accountable their own members. I was on the impeachment inquiry staff,” she stated.
“Back in 1974 when the impeachment by the House Judiciary Committee was voted on, four Republicans voted to impeach President Nixon, then the members of the Senate leading Republican Senators Barry Goldwater, Howard Baker and Hugh Scott went to see President Nixon and said, this was a bipartisan vote, you need to resign,” she added.
Comparing that era to the present, the failed presidential aspirant remarked, “That is almost impossible to imagine today because of what has happened and what they have allowed to happen to themselves.”
Looking ahead, Clinton emphasized that accountability should extend beyond just Trump. While his actions are a focal point, she stressed that any others implicated in questionable behavior should also face consequences.
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Furthermore, she expressed a desire for the Republican Party itself to be held accountable for embracing “all of the lies and divisiveness and lack of any conscience about what was being done to the country.”