Hillary Clinton took a veiled swipe at President Trump and urged Americans to defend democracy, a calculated remark likely referencing her 2016 loss, during a eulogy for the late Elijah Cummings.
Trump must truly haunt this woman’s nightmares.
The former Secretary of State praised Cummings as a “great man, moral leader, and a friend,” while equating him to the biblical prophet Elijah.
“Our Elijah, like the prophet, could call down fire from heaven,” Clinton gracefully said. “But he also prayed and worked for healing. He weathered storms and earthquakes but never lost his faith.”
All well and good until Trump, who is living rent-free in her head, became a not-so-subtle target.
“Like that Old Testament prophet,” she announced, “he stood against corrupt leadership of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.”
Cummings played a consistent and integral role as chair of the House Oversight Committee in investigating the President.
.@HillaryClinton on Rep. Elijah Cummings: “Like that Old Testament prophet, he stood against corrupt leadership of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 25, 2019
Calls For Defense of Democracy
Look, we’re not going to go too far in-depth on a day when Cummings is being remembered, but the ‘stand against corruption’ label is a bit of a stretch for somebody who served as a rubber stamp for Barack Obama’s corruption.
When she finished commenting on the man who is sitting in the Oval Office, what she genuinely thinks is her rightful place, Hillary pivoted to urging memorial guests to defend democracy.
Clinton used the late Democrat congressman’s own words to offer a forceful defense.
“Toward the end of his life, he said, ‘I am begging the American people to pay attention to what is going on, because if you want to have a democracy intact for your children, and your children’s children, and generations yet unborn, we have got to guard this moment,'” she said.
Clinton went on, saying: “‘When we are dancing with the angels, the question will be asked,’ he said, ‘In 2019, what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact?'”
These words were coming from a woman who rigged the 2016 primary against her opponent, Bernie Sanders, then proceeded to deny for years that she lost the general election, something she once claimed was a “direct threat to democracy.”
Hillary Clinton: Elijah Cummings “pushed back against the abuse of power. He was unwavering in his defense of our democracy. He had little tolerance for those who put party ahead of country or partisanship above truth.”
Via CBS pic.twitter.com/FwefLHjVHZ
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 25, 2019
Earlier this year, Clinton spoke at an event titled ‘In Defense of American Democracy,’ where she promptly claimed the 2016 election was stolen from her due to voter suppression.
“Officials made every excuse in the books to prevent people from voting,” Clinton claimed without evidence.
“You can run the best campaign and have the best plans and get the nomination and win the popular vote and you can lose the Electoral College and therefore the election,” she added.
Hillary Clinton: “You can run the best campaign. You can have the best plans. You can get the nomination. You can win the popular vote. And you can lose the Electoral College and therefore the election for these 4 reasons. Number One: Voter suppression.”
Via The Hill pic.twitter.com/Ks4S6tDdfI
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 17, 2019
Clinton, of course, famously said prior to the last presidential election – when she thought she was going to win – that refusing to accept the results is “a direct threat to our democracy.”
Here she is, still whining about the election, still whining about President Trump, three years later and in the middle of a man’s funeral service.
Is it any wonder the President has called her “crazy”?
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