On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton dismissed the idea of Democrats being civil towards Republicans, reports The Hill.
An Overview of Clinton’s Statements
The former secretary of state delivered the following remarks during a CNN interview:
“You cannot be civil with a party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.”
Clinton then expressly stated that Democrats can engage in civility only if their party regains control of the Senate and House of Representatives.
“That’s why I believe if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. Until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”
Finally, Clinton criticized the manner in which Republicans dealt with the controversy surrounding newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“You heard how the Republican members, led by Mitch McConnell and the president, really demeaned the confirmation process. [They] insulted and attacked not only Dr. Ford but women who were speaking out.”