Hillary Clinton Says Impeaching Trump Again Is ‘Essential’ But Won’t Solve ‘White Supremacy’

Written by Martin Walsh

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Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is going after President Donald Trump — again.

In an editorial published by the Washington Post on Monday entitled, “Trump should be impeached. But that alone won’t remove white supremacy from America,” Clinton described last Wednesday’s “attack on the Capitol” as a function of “white-supremacist grievances fueled by Donald Trump.”

“Removing Trump from office is essential, and I believe he should be impeached,” Clinton said in her piece. “Members of Congress who joined him in subverting our democracy should resign, and those who conspired with the domestic terrorists should be expelled immediately. But that alone won’t remove white supremacy and extremism from America.”

But Clinton’s war on “white supremacy” doesn’t stop there. She demands that both the public and private sectors be involved in censoring what she calls “violent speech” and “conspiracy theories,” and she excoriates them for “the failure to account for the damage that can be done to our nation by a president who incites violence, congressional leaders who fan the flames, and social media platforms that sear conspiracy theories into the minds of Trump’s supporters.”

To prevent the next attack, Clinton says she believes social media should be heavily censored.

“Twitter and other companies made the right decision to stop Trump from using their platforms, but they will have to do more to stop the spread of violent speech and conspiracy theories,” she wrote.

America is plagued by a group of citizens who value “whiteness” more than “democracy,” Clinton alleged. She cited a book praised by Oprah Winfrey framing the U.S. as built upon a racial “caste” system:

In Isabel Wilkerson’s new book “Caste,” she cites a question from historian Taylor Branch: “If people were given the choice between democracy and whiteness, how many would choose whiteness?” Wednesday reminded us of an ugly truth: There are some Americans, more than many want to admit, who would choose whiteness.

It’s sobering that many people were unsurprised by what occurred last week, particularly people of color, for whom a violent mob waving Confederate flags and hanging nooses is a familiar sight in American history. Consider what we saw last June, when Black Lives Matter protesters peacefully demonstrating in Lafayette Square were met with federal officers and tear gas. If the first step toward healing and unity is honesty, that starts with recognizing that this is indeed part of who we are.

“Real patriotism” requires the implementation of her recommendations, Clinton concluded.

Last month, Clinton praised the “fabulous policies” of President-elect Joe Biden but warned that Trump will remain in the spotlight after leaving office.