Former President Donald Trump and 18 political allies were indicted in Georgia late Monday — and twice failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, his rival in the 2016 election, rushed to share her thoughts.
Hillary laughed with host Rachel Maddow over the charges.
“Oh, I can’t believe this!” she exclaimed.
She told Maddow that it was good that the Republican Party was being held accountable for Trump’s “lies and divisiveness.”
“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,” Clinton said. “The Republican Party needs to move away. Quit being part of a cult is what he meant.”
She demanded Republicans abandon Trump because of his legal woes.
“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,” Clinton said.
“You have parties that would sanction and hold accountable their own members. I was on the impeachment inquiry staff … Back in 1974 when the impeachment by the House Judiciary Committee was voted on, four Republicans voted to impeach President Nixon,” she said. “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.”
“That is almost impossible to imagine today because of what has happened and what they have allowed to happen to themselves,” Clinton continued. “I hope that we won’t have accountability just for Donald Trump and if there are others named in the indictments along with him for their behavior, but we will also have accountability for political party that has just thrown in with all of the lies and divisiveness and lack of any conscience about what was being done to the country.”
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Hillary Clinton is literally laughing at you on MSNBC while President Trump gets indicted in yet another political show trial in Georgia pic.twitter.com/h7YJr8ujIq
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 15, 2023
She later claimed to get no satisfaction from the charges, and called Trump’s indictment “a terrible moment for our country, to have a former president accused of these terribly important crimes.”
”The only satisfaction may be that the system is working,” Clinton claimed. “Justice is being pursued.”
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