Hillary Clinton continues to struggle to maintain her long-held frontrunner status as polls consistently show that Democrats find her to be untrustworthy. With her honesty being challenged directly in this race, Clinton has shown little resolve to challenge this stigma and maintain that she is a candidate with integrity.
Recently, even The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert couldn’t help but mock Clinton’s weak assertions that she has tried to be honest– a mockery that has prompted Clinton, when asked directly if she has ever lied to the American people, to offer an even more-weak reply of “I’ll just say no.’
On Tuesday night, Clinton offered guarded answers in a CNN townhall. She was then shown a clip from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that included a clip of her now-famous non-answer when asked previously if she has lied to the American people.
“I don’t believe I ever have. I don’t believe I ever will,” Clinton said in the clip. “I’m going to do the best that I can to level with the American people.”
Colbert was startled at just how shady her answer truly was:
“How can you be this bad at it?” Colbert said. “Just say no. You’re running for president of the United States. Even Richard Nixon knew to say, ‘I am not a crook.’ He didn’t say, ‘It has always been my intention as far as I believe, I will do the best I can not to be a crook.’ “
After Clinton was shown the video of Colbert mocking her, moderator Chris Cuomo offered her the opportunity to answer the question again.
“I’ll just say no,” Clinton responded while smirking.
Perhaps Mrs. Clinton finds this amusing, but the American people have endured over 7 years of a disastrous presidency filled with lies and secrecy- an administration of which she was a part.
The same left that slammed George W. Bush’s administration for a lack of honesty and transparency is the same left that hailed Obama and his subordinates (including Clinton) as saviors of transparency in our government and they are the same leftists who seem willing to give Clinton a free pass on her many, many demonstrable lies and half-truths.
With Benghazi and her email scandal alone, the question really should not be whether she has ever lied to the American people, but a question of what, exactly, has she done to show that she is interested in serving the American people and their interests.
Clinton ought to not be considered for the presidency but should, instead, stand trial for her crimes.