Hillary Clinton Expresses Concerns Over Republican Support for Trump’s Actions

In a recent interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared her concerns about the Republican Party’s alignment with former President Donald Trump and their perceived tolerance of what she referred to as “criminality.”

Clinton began by expressing her dismay over what she considers a troubling trend within the Republican Party. “It’s hard to imagine how much worse it’s gotten from what we thought was pretty much the bottom,” she remarked, revealing a sense of disappointment in the direction the GOP has taken in recent years.

Employing a rare moment of bipartisanship to prove her point, Clinton praised Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) for his observations regarding the state of the Republican Party, which she believes are candid. 

“I really appreciate Senator Romney being so forthright and laying out his first-hand observations and understanding,” she stated. 

Having served in the Senate for eight years, Clinton shared her perspective on her former colleagues, noting her initial belief that they “knew better” and would eventually oppose what she viewed as the “criminality” of Trump and his supporters. 

“You know, I was in the Senate for eight years. I served with a number of people who are there. I used to believe that they all knew better, that they went along with the criminality of Trump and his enablers for his own reasons, but at some point, they would call halt,” she said of Republicans in the Senate.

Through her concerns, Clinton called for action and resilience, saying, “I don’t recognize these people. It is such a disservice to the country. We’ve got to fight back as best we can.”

“Yes, is there a lot to be worried about, discouraged by, disheartened over? Of course, there is,” she said further. “But, you know, roll up your sleeves, quit wringing your hands and figure out what you can do to try to help somebody and help make things better.”

Clinton’s criticism of Trump and his policies is not new. Right before news broke of his indictment in the 2020 election interference case in Georgia last month, the former first lady called the indictment “a terrible moment for our country,” as she said she felt “great profound sadness.

When asked about how she felt in light of the developments in Trump’s legal situation, she responded, “I don’t feel any satisfaction…The only satisfaction may be that the system is working, that all of the efforts by Donald Trump, his allies, and his enablers to try to silence the truth, to try to undermine democracy have been brought into the light and justice is being pursued.”