Dear Wisconsin superdelegates,
Being the political people you are, I’m sure you’ve watched with excruciating interest every detail of the spectacle of the last ten days. Bill Clinton accosts Loretta Lynch on the tarmac in Phoenix, Lynch says she’ll let Comey handle this one, Comey questions Hillary Clinton for several hours, Comey explains why he won’t recommend prosecution, but not before going into great detail about the extreme carelessness of Clinton and her people and suggesting that laws may have been broken, and then punting back to AG Lynch, while Obama and Hillary hit the campaign trail and pretend none of it is even happening. Whew!
The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza was out front early with what this means to Clinton’s presidential campaign, and it’s not a pretty picture. It’s clear that Hillary has been lying to the American people about this for a year. There’s no escaping that conclusion.
Paul Ryan is calling for Clinton to be denied access to intelligence briefings if she becomes the Democrats nominee, and it’s going to be tough arguing with him after Comey’s excoriation of Clinton. If she was still Secretary of State, President Obama would almost certainly force her to resign over this, and her security clearance would be revoked permanently. After the State Department Inspector General’s report in May, which refuted many of Clinton’s public claims about her email practices, NBC political director Chuck Todd stated that she couldn’t be confirmed as Attorney General of the United States.
So she probably couldn’t be confirmed as Attorney General, and she’d probably have to resign as Secretary of State, but you want to put her forward as your presidential candidate in November? Really?
One of you needs to do the right thing, the sane thing, the smart thing, and issue a statement that for the good of the country, for the good of the Democratic Party, for the good of us all, Secretary Clinton must remove herself from consideration as the Democratic Party’s nominee for President of the United States.
And then finish your statement by pledging your vote to Senator Bernie Sanders. It’s not too late, there’s still time to avert a disaster. It’s just going to take some courage.