I’m sure the first thought of many Republicans and Conservatives when it was announced that the FBI was reopening its investigation was this: “Will Hillary step down?”
I mean, it’s a perfectly logical thought. What, with so many scandals that have rocked her campaign, it would be perfectly reasonable to expect that she would step aside. Not to her. After all, the Clintons have evaded consequences for any of their questionable actions since before the 1990’s.
John Kass of the Chicago Tribune, not exactly a right wing haven, called for Clinton to step down in a column Saturday.
If ruling Democrats hold themselves to the high moral standards they impose on the people they govern, they would follow a simple process:
They would demand that Mrs. Clinton step down, immediately, and let her vice presidential nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, stand in her place.
Democrats should say, honestly, that with a new criminal investigation going on into events around her home-brew email server from the time she was secretary of state, having Clinton anywhere near the White House is just not a good idea.
“Since Oct. 7, WikiLeaks has released 35,000 emails hacked from Clinton campaign boss John Podesta. Now WikiLeaks, no longer a neutral player but an active anti-Clinton agency, plans to release another 15,000 emails,” Kass added. “What if she is elected? Think of a nation suffering a bad economy and continuing chaos in the Middle East, and now also facing a criminal investigation of a president. Add to that congressional investigations and a public vision of Clinton as a Nixonian figure wandering the halls, wringing her hands.”
In the face of all the scandals, all the lies and all the unethical behavior the presidential candidate has displayed, one would think that the Democratic party would pull Hillary aside and demand she remove herself from the race so that they might have a chance at winning the White House in November. But will they?
Let’s hope that we learn that the Democratic Party has the will to see the right thing done.