by Shelby Talcott
Former First Lady Hillary Clinton went after President Donald Trump Sunday on CBS, where she expressed support for the impeachment inquiry and said she simply won’t accept four more years with Trump in office.
Hillary and daughter Chelsea Clinton spoke about their newest book, “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience” on “CBS Sunday Morning” with Jane Pauley Sunday. The interview touched on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 defeat in the presidential election and the House’s recent decision to launch an official impeachment inquiry into the president.
“When the president of the United States has taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and by that, defend the American people and their interests uses his position to in effect extort a foreign government for his own political purposes, I think that is very much what the founders worried about in high crimes and misdemeanors,” she added.
A whistleblower complaint revealed that Trump asked Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son regarding his business dealings in the country. The complaint alleged that Trump his leverage as president to pressure Ukraine, but according to an official transcript of the phone call released Wednesday, no threat was issued by the president.
As for Trump being re-elected, the prospect is a non-starter for Hillary.
“I don’t accept that or believe that [re-election] will happen. I believe there were many funny things that happed in my election that will not happen again and I’m hoping that both the public and the press understand the way that Trump plays this game,” she said.
The former First Lady also discussed how often her name is used by Trump in his re-election efforts. She said that the president is “obsessed” with her because of his “guilty conscience,” adding that the 2016 loss “was like losing to a corrupt human tornado.”
“I believe he knows he’s an illegitimate president,” Hillary Clinton said. “The president must be held accountable. No one is above the law.”
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Shelby Talcott is a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Photo “Hillary Clinton” by CBS.