Defeated 2016 Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave her approval to the mob attacks on Republicans, saying in a CNN interview that aired Tuesday, “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for…” Republicans have been shot, beaten, doxxed, run out of restaurants and harassed at their homes by Democrats since being elected to control all three branches of government by voters in 2016.
Clinton was interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in Oxford, England. CNN’s New Day aired excerpts of the interview. In this excerpt Amanpour’s question was not shown.
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CLINTON: You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. That’s why I believe if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength. And you heard how the Republican members led by Mitch McConnell, the president really demeaned the confirmation process.
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Republican Rapid Response Director Michael Ahrens posted the video clip.
Angry mob-supporter Hillary Clinton tells Dems: "You cannot be civil with" Republicans. pic.twitter.com/HqJEBEEA3G
— Michael Ahrens (@michaelahrens) October 9, 2018
UPDATE: CNN posted a longer version:
Hillary Clinton: "You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for" https://t.co/8QI5BoEN6t pic.twitter.com/P04am7WREQ
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 9, 2018