Hillary Clinton has signaled her support for the current drive by Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump.
“Removing Trump from office is essential, and I believe he should be impeached”, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate wrote, also demanding the resignation of “members of Congress who joined Trump in subverting our democracy,” Clinton wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post.
Clinton referred to the violent events in Washington on Wednesday, when Trump supporters breached the Capitol, describing it as “the tragically predictable result of white-supremacist grievances fueled by President Trump”.
In the current situation, it was “a failure to account for the damage that can be done to our nation by a president who incites violence, congressional leaders who fan the flames, and social media platforms that sear conspiracy theories into the minds of Trump’s supporters”, the ex-secretary of state asserted.
She praised Twitter and other social media platforms for making “the right decision to stop Trump from using their platforms, but they will have to do more to stop the spread of violent speech and conspiracy theories”, she noted. Clinton also urged President-elect Joe Biden “to address this crisis in all its complexity and breadth, including holding technology platforms accountable”.