Three weeks after voters chose Republican Donald Trump to serve as the United States’ next commander in chief, Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced that it was teaming up with Green Party candidate Jill Stein in seeking a recount in three states.
Marc Elias, the Clinton team’s general counsel, said the campaign would take part in the Stein-incited Wisconsin recount and would also participate in potential recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to The New York Times.
Outspoken conservative and Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro wasted no time criticizing Clinton’s hypocrisy in joining the recount, pointing to the Democrat candidate’s own words about “respecting the results of the election” in the days leading up to Election Day.
During the election, Clinton and her supporters chastised Trump for even mentioning “looking into” the results if Election Day wasn’t favorable for the GOP candidate.
But, as Pirro pointed out, Trump didn’t say “give me a few weeks to think things over, see if anybody wants to team up.” Instead, he said he might evaluate the results and any voter fraud if needed.
The conservative host played Clinton’s response to Trump’s comments, showing just how hypocritical the former secretary of state really is.
“That’s horrifying,” Clinton said during the final presidential debate when Trump refused to pledge to respect unquestioningly the results of the election. “That is not the way our democracy works. We’ve been around for 240 years. We’ve had free and fair elections. We’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them, and that is what must be expected of anyone standing on a debate stage during a general election.”
But Clinton didn’t stop there.
“I, for one, am appalled that somebody who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that kind of position,” she continued.
Later, at a campaign rally, Clinton brought up Trump’s “appalling” comments once again. And once again Clinton chastised the GOP candidate for even suggesting such a thing.
“That is a direct threat to our democracy,” Clinton told a crowd of supporters.
Three weeks later and now it’s Clinton who is “threatening” our democracy by teaming up with Stein in a futile attempt to deny Trump the presidency and override the millions of voters who chose him to lead.
“Hypocrisy” may not be a strong enough word.