Ron Fournier, senior political columnist for the National Journal, wants Democrats to tell Hillary Clinton to stop lying if she wants to win the election in November.
In an article he wrote for The Atlantic, Fournier made it clear that while he thinks GOP nominee Donald Trump is “vacuous, soulless, and temperamentally unfit for the presidency,” he is more worried that Clinton’s penchant for lying will cost her the election.
Fournier cites Clinton’s Fox News Sunday interview with Chris Wallace in which she claimed that FBI Director James Comey said that her answers about her use of a personal email server were “truthful.” Fournier said that Clinton knows that is a lie.
Clinton received a lot of unwanted publicity yesterday after The Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler gave the former First Lady the maximum four Pinocchios for lying to Wallace.
Fournier, who said he will vote for Clinton, is angry at her and called on the liberal media and Democrats to quit covering for her:
“I’m angry at Clinton because I expect better. The country needs better. I say again: If Trump becomes president, the world will have Clinton to blame.
Her dishonesty could push an unknown number of independent and undecided voters into Trump’s camp or toward a non-major-party candidate. If too many swing voters walk away from Clinton because she destroyed her credibility or because they don’t want to condone her behavior, the nuclear codes go to Trump.
That is why Clinton’s advisers, senior Democrats, and members of the liberal media need to stop covering for Clinton. Stop repeating her spin. Stop spreading her lies. Stop enabling her worse angels. It’s too late for Clinton to come clean, but honorable Democrats should at least insist that she stop muddying the water.
Please, for the sake of the country, tell her: Stop lying.”
That’s wishful thinking on Fournier’s part, as lying has been the Clinton way for as long as they’ve been in politics.