Former Democrat Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton has changed her opinion on election integrity, according to a Tuesday report by Fox News.
Clinton said during an interview with ABC’s The View that there was a “high-level attack” on the legitimacy of American elections, saying that the nation was close to a “full-on constitution crisis” prompted by those who didn’t believe the 2020 presidential election was valid.
“You know, I think we not only came close to a full constitutional crisis, I think we’re still in it,” Clinton responded on Monday.
“And that gives me absolutely no satisfaction in saying this because I think we’re at a very dangerous, continuing high-level attack on the legitimacy of our government and the election of our president.”
Clinton’s words were in sharp contrast to numerous comments made after she lost the 2016 presidential election to former President Donald Trump. Clinton even went so far as to call him an “illegitimate president,” due to the popular vote not turning in his favor, among other things:
“I believe he knows he’s an illegitimate president,” Clinton told CBS in 2019 according to Fox News. “He knows. He knows that there were a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out the way it did.”
“I don’t know if we’ll ever know everything that happened, but clearly we know a lot and are learning more every day- history will probably sort it all out,” Clinton added.
The former first lady’s words held water with many Americans. According to a November 2018 Economist/YouGov poll as many as 67 percent of Democrats believe it is “definitely” or “probably true” that the 2016 election was tampered with by Russians in Trump’s favor.
Trump’s presidency was under such a cloud that there was a long and tedious investigation, conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller which was meant to outline Russian-led activity on social media. However, even that found no further collusion between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign beyond what was already public on the platforms.