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Former Major League Baseball star pitcher Curt Schilling blasted Hillary Clinton on Wednesday over a remark she made about the 2020 election.
Clinton, who twice lost her bid for the presidency and famously called Donald Trump’s 2016 victory over her “illegitimate” while reportedly giving the green light to spreading the false ‘Russian collusion’ narrative, said:
“The latest January 6 hearings show that Trump knew he lost the election. His own people told him he’d lost the election. He then chose to wage a criminal conspiracy to overturn the results and prevent the peaceful transfer of power for the first time in American history.”
Those comments led to a fiery response from Schilling on Twitter.
“You, honestly, need to STFU and thank the Lord you are not in jail,” he wrote.
“You and your teenage groping mutant are one of the many reasons legal American citizens despise DC. You two represent ALL that is wrong with the left and with politics,” Schilling added.
You, honestly, need to STFU and thank the Lord you are not in jail. You and your teenage groping mutant are one of the many reasons legal American citizens despise DC. You two represent ALL that is wrong with the left and with politics. https://t.co/3rMKxlxB33
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) June 15, 2022
GOP congressional candidate from Maryland Antonio Piotocco, added: “I’m old enough to remember when Hillary Clinton knew she lost the election in 2016 but went around the country telling everyone the election was stolen from her.”
I'm old enough to remember when Hillary Clinton knew she lost the election in 2016 but went around the country telling everyone the election was stolen from her. https://t.co/L4kqTl2AFG
— Antonio Pitocco for Congress (@antoniopitocco1) June 15, 2022
Washington Times columnist Tim Young also noted: “Oh, like how you knew you lost the election in 2016 and went on to push the Russian Collusion lie?”
Oh, like how you knew you lost the election in 2016 and went on to push the Russian Collusion lie?
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 14, 2022
In addition to Clinton, many other Democrats claimed that Trump’s victory was not legitimate, including a former president.
In October 2019 the Washington Post reported:
Hillary Clinton dismissed President Trump as an “illegitimate president” and suggested that “he knows” that he stole the 2016 presidential election in a CBS News interview to be aired Sunday.
The former secretary of state, who lost the presidency to Trump, offered a scathing assessment of the president, his 2016 win and the latest allegations that he tried to obtain incriminating information from a foreign government about Joe Biden, a possible 2020 opponent, according to excerpts released by CBS from a wide-ranging pretaped interview for its “Sunday Morning” show.
Clinton was asked whether it angers her that none of the current Democratic candidates invoke her on the campaign trail while Trump’s rally crowds still break out into “lock her up” chants.
“No, it doesn’t kill me because he knows he’s an illegitimate president,” she said. “I believe he understands that the many varying tactics they used, from voter suppression and voter purging to hacking to the false stories — he knows that — there were just a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out like it did.”
In June, former president Jimmy Carter used similar language to diminish Trump’s presidency. Carter said that in his view Trump lost the 2016 election and was put in office by the Russians. Asked if he considered Trump to be illegitimate, Carter said, “Based on what I just said, which I can’t retract.”
Last month during the trial of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, her 2016 campaign manager Robby Mook testified that she personally approved leaking the false Russian collusion narrative to the media.
Specifically, Mook testified that he discussed whether to pass along the claim that there was an electronic link between Trump Tower and a Kremlin-aligned bank to a reporter with senior campaign officials including the campaign’s chairman, John Podesta, then-communications director Jennifer Palmieri, and senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan, the latter of whom now serves as President Joe Biden’s national security adviser.
“I discussed it with Hillary as well,” Mook told the court.
Trump was livid after news of Mook’s testimony broke.
“Where do I get my reputation back?” Trump said during an interview with Fox News Digital.
“I had to fight them off,” Trump said. “And if we had real leadership, instead of people like Mitch McConnell, they would do something about it. And guys like Bill Barr. They would have done something about it.”
The former president also said that the law enforcement and intelligence resources used to investigate the phony allegation during the 2016 campaign distracted them from what “could have been a real danger with Russia.”