Former secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said that voters are not fully aware of the Republican threat ahead of the midterm elections. Clinton, who appeared on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” on Tuesday, talked about the attack on Paul Pelosi, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband which took place on Friday. She also discussed the midterm elections.
Host Joy Reid asked Clinton if she thought voters had a clear understanding of what threats the country was facing if the Republicans manage to win back both the Senate and the House. Clinton said that she did not believe Americans truly understood what the consequences might be.
She also added that she does not think people can understand how these threats could change their way of life. She also added that there are many GOP members such as the chair of the Republican Senate Campaign Committee, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., who have publicly spoken about how they would try to get Social Security and Medicare to be voted on.
Sen. Scott, chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, has also released an “11-Point Plan” which shows his plans for having federal legislation sunset after 5 years. In the plan, it is stated that legislation worth keeping will then need to go through Congress again. Democrats have said this is evidence of the GOP planning to stop Social Security and Medicare. However, Sens. Scott and Republican leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have both said that they would try to make sure that these programs are not eliminated.
Clinton also added that she did not know why Americans who have paid for these programs are not “up in arms.” She added that the US is facing multiple problems and the last thing they would need is for people to lose these programs and have their lives become harder.