In a moment of shocking hypocrisy, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow interviewed Hillary Clinton about the importance of trustworthy elections amidst unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud from former President Donald Trump and his supporters. Maddow, seemingly oblivious to the irony, expressed her concern about “bad actors” undermining democracy by casting doubt on election results.
The interview took place ahead of a grand jury in Fulton County that was set to indict Trump on multiple counts related to his actions following the 2020 presidential election. Despite the lack of evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud, Maddow and Clinton apparently found it necessary to discuss the supposed threat posed by those who question the legitimacy of election results.
While Maddow may be worried about the future of democracy, it’s clear that the real threat comes from those who have already done grave damage to our system of government. Clinton, for instance, continues to peddle the unsubstantiated claim that Russia stole the 2016 election from her. In a 2009 speech, she even compared Florida’s legal recount to fraudulent elections in Nigeria.
The weaponization of loneliness, which Clinton touched upon in the interview, is just one component of a larger campaign to sow division and erode trust in our institutions. This strategy has been implemented by far-left ideologues and their allies in the media, who have relentlessly attacked Trump and his supporters while promoting false narratives about systemic racism and oppression.
The fact is that Trump and his supporters have every right to question the results of the 2020 election. Numerous irregularities and inconsistencies have been uncovered, including in key swing states where the margin of victory was razor-thin. Despite this, the mainstream media and their Democratic allies have dismissed these concerns as baseless conspiracy theories, while engaging in their own campaign of disinformation and censorship.
The truth is that the American people deserve fair and transparent elections, and anyone who raises legitimate questions about the integrity of our system should be commended, not demonized. Maddow’s hypocrisy and Clinton’s continued refusal to accept the results of the 2016 election only serve to undermine the public’s faith in our democracy and perpetuate the very divisions they claim to be concerned about.