Hillary Clinton: January 6 Riot Was a 'Criminal Conspiracy' to Overturn 2020 Election
'We have a right to choose our own leaders'
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill a "criminal conspiracy" to overturn an election.
The former secretary of state was responding to the hearing on January 6 while making the remarks.
"It's pretty simple: We have a right to choose our own leaders," she said.
"We can't let anyone take that right away from us."
"The people involved in the criminal conspiracy to overturn the will of America's voters—which culminated in the attempted coup of January 6—must be held accountable," she said.
It's pretty simple: We have a right to choose our own leaders. We can't let anyone take that right away from us.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 10, 2022
The people involved in the criminal conspiracy to overturn the will of America's voters—which culminated in the attempted coup of January 6—must be held accountable.
Clinton, who pushed the Russian collusion hoax for four years in the wake of President Donald Trump's election win in 2016, did so without any evidence.
At that time, the Department of Justice and the FBI were then weaponized to investigate Trump and his allies.
Unless it's Trump & then it's totally fine to weaponize the FBI & DOJ to falsely accuse him of Russian collusion in order to throw him - the duly elected president - out of office because you're bitter he defeated you...— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) June 10, 2022
But it is not clear whether the Demcorats January 6 hearings will bear any fruit for them in the mid-term election.
Some Demcorats in vulnerable districts, however, expressed skepticism behind closed doors, according to a recent report from Axios.
"I think they're incredibly important, but I wouldn't call them pivotal to the election," Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA) said of the hearings.
One Democrat, who remains anonymous, said "No" when asked if January 6 should be an election issue while hoping that the hearings would provide "a lot of powerful information" or a "holy sh*t" moment.
"I hope that the hearings and the report get to new people who maybe aren't thinking about January 6," Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) said.
Democrats desperately need an issue to distract voters in the midst of Joe Biden's increasing unpopularity due to the rise of inflation and gasoline prices.
But efforts have so far been in vain, given that "Google trends data shows midterm voters have 'very low interest' in January 6 compared to topics like jobs, taxes and gun policy," noted Axios.