President Donald Trump’s incessant ego means that years after he faced her in an election, he still regularly obsesses over Hillary Clinton — which means that some recent Twitter posts from the former presidential candidate are likely to get to him if he hears about them. On Monday, she publicly denounced the latest corruption debacle at the Department of Justice, which involves higher-ups intervening to lower a sentencing recommendation for longtime Trump ally Roger Stone, which it would be difficult to take as absolutely anything other than political service for the president.
Clinton also addressed those in the Congressional GOP who have brazenly enabled this behavior by refusing opportunities to put the president in check.
‘On the same day: – Two prosecutors have resigned from the DOJ to protest the administration’s intervention to lighten the sentence of one of Trump’s accomplices – The Senate GOP blocked votes on three bills to secure our elections The rule of law & our democracy are in crisis.’
On the same day:
– Two prosecutors have resigned from the DOJ to protest the administration’s intervention to lighten the sentence of one of Trump’s accomplices
– The Senate GOP blocked votes on three bills to secure our elections
The rule of law & our democracy are in crisis.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 11, 2020
One after the other, while some of them claimed that Trump had learned his lesson (has he ever learned his lesson in his entire life?), Congressional Republicans voted to block witness testimony from his Senate impeachment trial and, subsequently, to acquit him, no matter the evidence. Led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), they’ve also refused to take opportunities to secure U.S. elections seriously. Instead, McConnell — who’s refused to allow measure after measure to go the floor for a vote — has opted to mockingly proclaim himself the “Grim Reaper” of Democratic legislation.
On Monday, Clinton also addressed Trump’s public harassment of the judge in Stone’s case, Amy Berman Jackson. She’s the one who’s slated to actually make a sentencing decision based off, in part, the shifting recommendations from the Justice Department.
Addressing Trump directly, Clinton commented:
‘Do you realize intimidating judges is the behavior of failed-state fascists? Just asking!’
Do you realize intimidating judges is the behavior of failed-state fascists? Just asking! https://t.co/kcEzirsGUF
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 12, 2020
Trump has done it before. Previously, he’s targeted a range of figures from the judges of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to Indiana-born federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who he called “Mexican” and claimed could not be impartial when he took on a case relating to the fraud scheme “Trump University.”
Check out Twitter’s response to Clinton…