Hours after Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) announced he wouldn’t search reelection subsequent 12 months, Hillary Clinton took at jab on the quite a few Republicans saying retirement plans, saying they “don’t have the stomach anymore to stand up and fight against extremism in their own party.”
“They’ve done a calculation. They’ve concluded Trump is the puppet master who pulls the strings of the hardcore base of the Republican Party,” she mentioned in a Washington Post Live interview on Monday, including: “They’re just throwing the towel in.”
During the half-hour interview with The Post’s Jonathan Capehart, Clinton spoke at size about former president Donald Trump’s affect on the Republican Party and mentioned she hopes the get together will “find its soul, will find its center again and understand they can’t keep playing with fire.”
“It is really troubling to see the Republican Party turn themselves into a cult, and basically pledge allegiance not to the United States of America but to Donald Trump,” she mentioned, suggesting members of the get together are partly anxious in regards to the chance that Trump will “instigate primary opponents against them.”
She mentioned that after the 2016 presidential election, she hoped Trump would, “once in office, understand the enormity of the job, have some of that sense of humility that presidents need to have when they’re in the Oval Office.”
“He never grew into the job. He never accepted the awesome responsibility that goes with being president,” she mentioned.
Clinton additionally swiped at Republicans throughout a dialogue of the filibuster and sided with Democrats pressuring President Biden to cast off it.
“We have a minority that is becoming more and more extreme that is basically holding the majority — not just of Congress but of the country — back,” she mentioned, including she’s “encouraged there are conversations about whether, if [the filibuster is] not done away with completely, it can be modified.”