Hillary Clinton is trying to blame James Comey and the FBI for her failed White House run but Kellyanne Conway disagrees. “I think it’s unfortunate for [former] Secretary [of State] Clinton, who is a woman of enormous gifts and talents… I just can’t believe it’s always somebody else’s fault. Sometimes you just have to take a look in the mirror and reflect on what went wrong,” Conway told NBC’s ‘Meet the Press.’
Conway added that Clinton’s campaign simply missed the desires of voters.
“What about the fact that they just got it wrong?” she asked of Clinton’s bid. “What about the fact they weren’t in touch with Americans, and the culture zeitgeist, and what motivates many Americans?
“They misread America. They did not have her in red states. They were pretending they were going to turn red blue. They were pretending.”
The Daily Mail reports,
Conway was referencing Hillary Clinton’s statement to supporters that FBI Director James Comey ‘stopped our momentum’ with his bombshell announcement on October 28 that the bureau was taking another look at Clinton’s emails.
Then two days before Election Day, Comey essentially let Clinton off the hook with another letter – that that news development had the effect of forcing the scandal back onto front pages again during Clinton’s final election push.
Comey in July had recommended against charging Clinton with a crime for her handling of classified information and use of a private email server.
Conway also was referencing the Clinton camp’s inability to garner President Obama’s turnout in heavily Democratic urban areas and counties, as well as Trump’s ability to run up huge margins in rural and more conservative areas.
For example, she got 43,000 fewer votes than Obama did in 2012 in Milwaukee County, contributing to her loss in Wisconsin.
Whatever the causes, Clinton was unable to break the highest ‘glass ceiling’ – although as ‘Meet the Press’ moderator Chuck Todd noted in the interview, she became the first female campaign manager to help capture the White House.
Clinton blamed FBI Director James Comey’s decision to revive the investigation into her emails just days before people went to the polls as the reason for her loss.
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