Chuck Schumer shocked people on both sides of the political divide yesterday by blaming Hillary Clinton for her election loss in 2016. Does this mean Democrats will finally drop all the ridiculous Russia talk?
Chuck Schumer just threw Hillary Clinton under the bus
In the 2016 campaign, there was no one more loyal to Hillary Clinton than her one-time Senate colleague Chuck Schumer. He defended his fellow New Yorker and the race she ran at every turn.
Which makes what Schumer said about Clinton over the weekend all the more intriguing.
“When you lose to somebody who has 40% popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself,” Schumer, the top ranking Democrat in the Senate, told The Washington Post over the weekend. “So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.”
Remember that Clinton has laid her defeat in the 2016 election directly at the feet of Russia’s meddling — via a series of hacked emails — and then-FBI Director James Comey’s decision to re-open the investigation into Clinton’s private email server.
Democrats have a big problem on their hands heading into the elections of 2018 and 2020. They still have no leader and no message. Even of they finally drop the Russia conspiracies now, people will remember what has happened over the last six months.