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‘Really Hard To Accept’: Hillary Clinton Rips Dems For Being Asleep At Wheel In Years Leading Up To Dobbs Decision

In an interview for her upcoming book, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criticized the Democratic Party for being “indifferent” to the abortion issue before Roe v. Wade was overturned.

supreme court Flipped In June 2022, Clinton won Roe v. Wade after upholding a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. During the interview, Clinton broadly denounced but backed away from criticism. according to In The New York Times. (Related story: Pro-Biden strategist threatens to end interview, dismisses dire poll numbers as ‘just wrong’)

“We didn’t take it seriously, we didn’t understand the threat,” Clinton said in the interview. “Most Democrats, most Americans didn’t realize that we were facing a battle for the future of this country.”

Clinton lost the 2016 election to Republican candidate Donald Trump, who ultimately nominated Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, all of whom voted for the majority in Dobbs. Clinton accused Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett, as well as Chief Justice John Roberts, of lying during their Senate confirmation hearings.

“It’s really hard to believe that people would lie under oath, and that even so-called conservative judges would overturn precedent to make ridiculous decisions on gun rights, campaign finance and abortion,” she said. “That’s really hard to accept.”

Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton leaving the Plaza Hotel in New York, New York on May 13, 2024. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)

“They totally lied,” she added, “and Democrats did nothing in the Senate.”

In the interview, Clinton also criticized Democrats for not doing more to counter the Federalist Society.

“I think most of us who support women’s rights, privacy, and the right to make difficult decisions for ourselves couldn’t believe what was going on, and so they slowly, surely, and very effectively got their way,” she said. “Our side was complacent, took it for granted, and thought it was never going to go away.” (RELATED: Jamie Raskin Says Democrats Are ‘Working’ on Bill to Disqualify Trump)

Clinton also argued that American democracy would be at risk if Trump wins the 2024 election. RealClearPolitics has Trump leading Biden by 1.1 percentage points. average As of Saturday, head-to-head polls for the general election showed Growing If we include Green Party candidate Jill Stein and independent candidates Cornel West and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the total comes to 2.4%.

“This election is an existential issue, which means that if we don’t get it right in this election in this country, we may never have real elections again. I say that because I believe that,” Clinton argued, “and if we never have real elections again, we’re going to be dominated by a small number of right-wingers who are well-organized, well-funded and have achieved exactly what they want in terms of turning back the clock on women.”

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