Hillary Compares Rigged Nigerian Elections To 2000 U.S. Election
Hillary Clinton may be the United States’ top diplomat, but some are questioning the Secretary of State’s undiplomatic behavior abroad.
As reported by ABC News, for the second time this week, the former first lady is embroiled in a controversy over remarks she made in Africa.
The audacity of some statements is so brazen that no additional commentary is necessary. Our Secretary of State, ostensibly the nation’s leading diplomat, actually compared the recent violence-tainted, openly rigged Nigerian election to the election of George W. Bush in 2000. Not contrasted against, but compared with, stating similarties.
“Our democracy is still evolving,” the secretary of state told the crowd at a town hall in Abuja, Nigeria. “You know we’ve had all kinds of problems in some of our past elections as you might remember. In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for president was the governor of the state, so we have our problems, too.”
ABC reported that she praised the 2008 U.S. election as an example of how democracy should work.