Speaking in London, Hillary Clinton called on Democrats to up the ante against Republicans, abandoning “civility” until they retake power in Washington.
“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton said Tuesday.
Clinton urged Democrats to only become civil once they win back the House and Senate: “That's why I believe if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that's when civility can start again.”
“But until then,” she continued, “the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength. And you heard how the Republican members led by Mitch McConnell, the president really demeaned the confirmation process.”
Clinton also attacked Brett Kavanaugh’s swearing in ceremony Monday night in the White House.
"What was done last night in the White House was a political rally,” Clinton said. “It further undermined the image and integrity of the court. And that troubles me greatly. It saddens me, because our judicial system has been viewed as one of the main pillars of our constitutional government.”
She said Trump’s handling of the Kavanaugh confirmation shows he’s “continuing” to “attack” and “demean” women.
“The President has been true to form,” she said. “He has insulted, attacked, demeaned women throughout the campaign, really for many years leading up to the campaign, and he’s continued to do that inside the White House."