The left is still trying to defend Hillary Clinton’s decision to use a private email server while she served as Secretary of State in the Obama administration. But as evidenced by Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden’s appearance on Meet the Press yesterday, they are still failing to make their case.
Tanden said that the only reason we’re at this phase of the scandal is that Republicans didn’t find anything in Clinton’s emails. At that point Joe Scarborough, the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, jumped in to correct Tanden:
The e-mails were under subpoena at the time she destroyed them and saying it makes perfect sense is like Pat Buchanan still saying it makes perfect sense that Nixon should have burned the tapes.
Host Chuck Todd said he understood that Republicans overreach and that the Clintons are probably overly protective, and asked Tanden if that’s the kind of stalemate voters want in 2016?
Tanden: I think the fact that we’re obsessed with this scandal is the thing that people hate about Washington.
Then Scarborough jumped backed in, saying that we aren’t obsessed but are just asking a question—one that Hillary has done a poor job of answering.
Nice try, Tanden, but even Chuck Todd isn’t buying your argument. The same can be said for many of his colleagues in the liberal media, because what Hillary did is so outrageous it offends even them.
All the American people want are truthful answers. But true to Clinton form, Hillary doesn’t seem to want to provide them.