In a new Op-Ed for the Washington Post, former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who President Trump defeated in 2016, called for Trump to be removed from office.
Clinton argued that the U.S. capitol storming “was the tragically predictable result of white-supremacist grievances” caused by Trump’s rhetoric.
In her Op-Ed Clinton writes “in Isabel Wilkerson’s new book “Caste,” she cites a question from historian Taylor Branch: “If people were given the choice between democracy and whiteness, how many would choose whiteness?” Wednesday reminded us of an ugly truth: There are some Americans, more than many want to admit, who would choose whiteness.”
She continues by saying “it’s sobering that many people were unsurprised by what occurred last week, particularly people of color, for whom a violent mob waving Confederate flags and hanging nooses is a familiar sight in American history.”
Hillary later adds that “removing Trump from office is essential, and I believe he should be impeached. Members of Congress who joined him in subverting our democracy should resign, and those who conspired with the domestic terrorists should be expelled immediately. But that alone won’t remove white supremacy and extremism from America.”