Hillary Clinton: ‘Removing Trump from office is essential’
Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is claiming that last week’s attack on the Capitol was a result of “white-supremacist grievances fueled by President Trump” and is calling for him to be removed from office.
In a Washington Post op-ed published Monday, Clinton wrote, “Trump ran for president on a vision of America where whiteness is valued at the expense of everything else.”
Clinton continued, saying Trump gave “white supremacists, members of the extreme right and conspiracy theorists their most powerful platforms yet,” while he was in office.
She said it was “essential” that Trump is removed from office and is impeached.
“Members of Congress who joined him in subverting our democracy should resign, and those who conspired with the domestic terrorists should be expelled immediately. But that alone won’t remove white supremacy and extremism from America.”
Moreover, the called for new and tougher state and federal laws that target extremists while praising Twitter and other companies for removing Trump for their platforms.
“Twitter and other companies made the right decision to stop Trump from using their platforms, but they will have to do more to stop the spread of violent speech and conspiracy theories,” Clinton said, adding that the Biden administration will hold technology platforms accountable.
Clinton concluded her article with this message: “The imagination to confront what happened and ensure that nothing like it ever happens again. That’s what real patriotism looks like.”