'Clutching at Straws': Steyn on Hillary Clinton Claiming Election Was 'Stolen' From Her
Says Dems 'making politics impossible.'
Best-selling author and radio host Mark Steyn sounded off Monday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" after Hillary Clinton claimed the 2016 presidential election was "stolen."
Appearing in L.A. on Saturday as part of the “Evening with the Clintons” event, the former secretary of state warned that 2020 Democrats face the same risk, blaming the Trump administration for a lack of urgency on the matter.
"I’ve been telling candidates who have come to see me, you can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you," she said, also complaining that media coverage in 2016 was focused too heavily on Trump's behavior.
"The press could not give up their addiction to waiting to see what Trump would do next," she explained, lamenting that many of her policy proposals did not receive enough attention.
Steyn said Clinton is "clutching at straws" by blaming Russian interference for her loss after she was seen as an "inevitable candidate." He said the Democrats are providing "political cover" for the FBI's alleged spying on the Trump campaign in 2016.
He noted that in Georgia, failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) has taken it a step further, questioning the entire system and blaming suppression of minority voters for her loss last November.
"The Democrats are coming close to making politics entirely impossible and when you do that, it doesn't actually leave much else except civil war. By delegitimizing this process, they actually are playing with matches," Steyn argued.
Tucker Carlson agreed, asking how far Democrats can go with their arguments.
"The election is illegitimate because the system is illegitimate because the founding documents are illegitimate because the people who wrote them were racist. At a certain point, aren't you really saying, 'I don't need to play by your rules, I'm just gonna seize power when I can?'" he asked.
Watch the full discussion above.