On the one hand, two-time presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took responsibility for all her decisions during the 2016 campaign; but on the contrary, she said those decisions were not why she lost. “Look, I take responsibility for every decision I made, but that’s not why I lost, so I think it’s important that we learn the real lessons from this last campaign,” Clinton said on Wednesday during a question and answer session at the 2017 Code Conference.
Clinton went on to talk about how the Russians were bent on influencing the American elections, our economy and the unity we share as Americans. This is a repeat of what Ms. Clinton said in early May at the Women for Women International Conference. The blamed other factors for her election loss in 2016 to Donald Trump. She once again took responsibility for her actions but put the blame for her loss on former FBI Director James Comey and Russia.
“I was on the way to winning until the combination of Jim Comey’s letter on Oct. 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off,” Clinton said. “And the evidence for that intervening event is, I think, compelling, persuasive.” Clinton was referencing a letter that James Comey sent to congressional leadership stating that the FBI had reopened the investigation into her use of a private email server while she was the Secretary of State.
Are you ready to play “The Blame Game?” Who should get the blame for the Clinton loss? Let’s see your winner (or loser) in the comments.
#1 – Clinton’s decisions
#2 – Trump’s message
#3 – Comey’s letter
#4 – Russian interference
#5 – Failure to campaign in the rust belt
Credit: The Washington Free Beacon