CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin criticized Democrats for being fearful of using tactics that could inadvertently motivate President Trump’s conservative base on The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer.
The panel, consisted of Sabrina Siddiqui, a political reporter for The Guardian,CNN White House reporter Kaitlan Collins, CNN contributor Phil Mudd, and Toobin. They were discussing the interview between CNN’s Christiane Amanpour’s interview with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“Well, let me just say in answer, I think Democrats are pathetic. They are afraid of everything. It’s like, oh, we can’t have Hillary Clinton talk because it will motive the Republican base. We can’t have Barack Obama talk ’cause it will motive their base,” Toobin said. “We can’t talk about impeachment or it’ll motive their base. You know what? Hillary Clinton got 3 million more votes than the other guy in 2016.”
He continued, “I don’t see why she shouldn’t be campaigning around the country. I don’t see why Barack Obama shouldn’t be campaigning. She is an enormously important figure in American history. She got 60 plus million votes. I don’t see why she shouldn’t speak out like any other famous person.”
“Absolutely not. She needs an extended vacation in the Arctic. Look, a East Coast liberal lost to the biggest clown candidate in American presidential history and who do the Democrats have speaking now? Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Dianne Feinstein, John Kerry’s out speaking,” Mudd responded. “Each one of them an East Coast or West Coast liberal.”
In the interview, Clinton said that Democrats cannot be expected to maintain civility when the opposition party “wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.” (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Rejects Calls For Civility In Politics, At Least For Now)
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