Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press, failed presidential candidate and Saul Alinsky protégé Hillary Clinton accused President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell of undermining our institutions by their lust for power.
“The system has been broken for quite a while, but clearly, the decision that Mitch McConnell made back in 2016 in the midst of that presidential election, but at a much earlier time when Justice Scalia unexpectedly passed away, should be the standard now,” Hillary said. “They talk about we had other standards before, well, they made a new precedent and that new precedent which they defended incredibly passionately was to wait for the next president… to make the nomination, but… that is not what they are intending, and it’s another blow to our institutions.”
“You know, what’s happening in our country is incredibly dangerous,” she added. “Our institutions are being basically undermined by the lust for power, power for personal gain in the case of the president or power for institutional gain in the case of Mitch McConnell, at the cost of ensuring that our institutions withstand whatever the political wins might be.”
This betrays a stunning lack of self-awareness. There is arguably no politician in modern American history who has a greater lust for power than Hillary Clinton.