According to Hillary, she lost the vote of white women because they were bullied by their husbands after the James Comey letter.
Good grief. When will Hilary ever stop whining, look in the mirror, and quit making this garbage up?
Hillary Clinton has long said that sexism played a role in her election loss—and this week she offered a sexist explanation for it.
In an interview with Vox, Clinton said white women didn’t strongly support her 2016 presidential bid because they listened to the men in their lives after FBI Director James Comey revealed late in the campaign that he was still investigating her.
“All of a sudden, the husband turns to the wife, ‘I told you, she’s going to be in jail. You don’t wanna waste your vote.’ The boyfriend turns to the girlfriend and says, ‘She’s going to get locked up, don’t you hear? She’s going to get locked up,’” Clinton told Vox’s Ezra Klein on Tuesday. “Instead of saying, ‘I’m taking a chance, I’m going to vote,’ it didn’t work.”
It’s an inherently sexist idea—that women are incapable of thinking independently from their husbands and partners—particularly when research indicates that men and women both cast their vote based on major issues such as the economy, terrorism and jobs.
In the interview, Clinton suggested that women heeded pressure from men not to vote for her, citing a conversation with Sheryl Sandberg, a technology executive and women’s rights activist.
“Many women, and let’s talk about white women since that’s the group I lost, are really quite politically dependent on their view of their own security and own position in society and what works for them,” she said.