Twice failed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton appeared to imply on Friday that President Donald Trump’s nomination for the Supreme Court will lead America back to the days of slavery.
During a speech at the American Federation of Teachers’ biennial conference, Clinton took issue with Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
As noted by the Washington Examiner, Clinton said Kavanaugh being on the Supreme Court will return the country to 1850 — when the atrocities of slavery were taking place.
“This nomination holds out the threat of devastating consequences for workers’ rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, women’s rights.
“It is a blatant attempt by this administration to shift the balance of the court for decades and to reverse decades of progress. You know I used to worry that they wanted to turn the clock back to the 1950s, now I worry they want to turn it back to the 1850s.”
“This nomination holds out the threat of devastating consequences for workers’ rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, women’s rights, including those to make our own health decisions. It is a blatant attempt by this administration to shift the balance of the Court for decades and to reverse decades of progress.”
Clinton rounded out her disturbing diatribe by saying Trump and the Republicans want to “rip the heart out of America,” and “turn us against each other, they want to divide and conquer.”
Watch Clinton’s remarks below, which begin around 1:39:20:
Clinton was clearly suggesting that Trump and Kavanaugh would return America to the days when slavery was legal in parts of the country. The irony of Clinton’s abhorrent comments are, originalist judges like Kavanaugh would have agreed with former President Abraham Lincoln against slavery.
The American Civil War started in 1861, and slavery was not officially abolished until 1864. And, something also unmentioned by Clinton, was that Lincoln was a Republican and led the charge to abolish the sick, abhorrent practice of slavery.
While Clinton continues to make despicable comments to smear Trump, she couldn’t be more wrong about Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. He previously worked in the White House under former President George W. Bush as a counsel to the president and, later, as staff secretary. Kavanaugh is also more conservative in his rulings than Kennedy, giving Republicans a strong 5-4 majority on the high Court.
Conservatives praised the president for nominating a strong conservative who will fight for individual and religious liberties on the nation’s highest court.
Republicans currently control a 51-49 majority in the Senate. Despite liberals inevitably throwing a never-ending pity party, there’s not much they can do to stop Trump’s pick from being confirmed.
Clinton, who is obviously still deeply upset about her embarrassing loss in the 2016 presidential election, is saying whatever she can to draw attention.
Rather than attack Trump on policy or the issues, she has stooped so low that she claims the president and Kavanaugh will take America back to the times of slavery.
That is deeply insulting to many Americans and those who had family members that suffered through the incredibly difficult time. She should be ashamed of her self, but it’s doubtful she will.