September 12, 2022

Hillary Clinton: Biden Serving America by Calling Republicans "Semi-Fascist"

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By Ophelia Garrett

In Brief: 

Former First Lady, and failed Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton recently showed her support for Biden during a talk show appearance. During her interview, she praised Biden’s recent highly inflammatory speech given in Pennsylvania. 

The Background: 

Last week, during an appearance on The View, co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin – former press secretary to Vice President Pence – questioned the divisiveness of Biden’s inflammatory language in his recent speech:

“... I did worry that using the language saying many who support the former president are semi-fascist or leaning toward it was divisive. You experienced this when you used the term deplorable, a backlash from the right. Do you think the president met the right tone, or do you think this was divisive and could have been framed better?”

Hillary Clinton was quick to reply.  “You know, I think he did a very important service to the country in giving the speech that he gave because too many people are not yet aware of how fragile our democracy is,” she stated. “I’m not going to second guess the language he used because there has been so much that has gone beyond anything I ever would have dreamed of, starting with January 6th, but so many threats of violence and, you know, concerns that people are expressing about the country, you know, coming apart and all of that. So I think he did a real service, and I personally thought it was a strong and necessary speech. I would not second guess any of the language.”

Notable Quotes: 

“The final thing I would say is, you know, look – fascism is a very big word. I know that, but so is socialism, and the Republicans call every Democrat who wants people to have health care a socialist.” – Hillary Clinton

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