Senator John McCain, like many of us, must be suffering from Hillary fatigue. We’re tired of seeing her pop up in the news every day with some new ridiculous statement about Trump, Russia, or whatever.
Will she listen to John McCain and shut up? No, but it’s good that he told her to.
Excerpt from Newsweek
Senator John McCain says Hillary Clinton should not have published her book so soon after losing the 2016 election because it makes her look like she’s still campaigning and has nothing else to do.
“What’s the fucking point? Keep the fight up? History will judge that campaign, and it’s always a period of time before they do,” McCain told Esquire magazine in a long interview Monday. “You’ve got to move on. This is Hillary’s problem right now: She doesn’t have anything to do.”
McCain, 81, spoke with the magazine about his recent cancer diagnosis and the mutual animosity between him and President Donald Trump. But he had sharp criticism for Clinton as well, arguing that the defeated Democratic candidate should have taken a page from his 2008 presidential run as a Republican against Barack Obama.
“One of the almost irresistible impulses you have when you lose is to somehow justify why you lost and how you were mistreated: ‘I did the right thing! I did!’” He said. “The hardest thing to do is to just shut up.”
Clinton’s book What Happened was published at the beginning of September, less than a year after the election and seeks to explain why she lost.
During her book tour this fall, Clinton laid blame on Russia’s hack of her campaign’s emails: “Even if Russian interference made only a marginal difference,” Clinton said during a speech at Stanford University this October, “this election was won at the margins, in the Electoral College.”