Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton blamed the Republican Party for the "racist campaign" of GOP front-runner Donald Trump during a speech in Madison, Wisconsin, on March 28 (video below).
"Now, every day, another Republican bemoans the rise of Donald Trump," Clinton stated, notes CrooksAndLiars.com.
They say a Trump nomination will set their party back decades. I agree. It will set the Republican Party back if Donald Trump is their standard bearer. But Donald Trump didn't come out of nowhere. What the Republicans have sown with their extremist tactics, they are now reaping with Donald Trump's candidacy.
It wasn't long after Sen. McConnell said his number one goal was to prevent the president's reelection, that Donald Trump started his racist campaign to discredit the president's citizenship. Remember the "birther" movement?
And Ted Cruz embarked on his strategy of holding the government hostage to get his way. These things are connected. When you have leaders wiling to bring the whole of government to a halt to make headlines, you may just give rise to candidates who promise to do even more radical and dangerous things. Because once you make the extreme normal, you open the door to even worse.
Clinton also slammed Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, for helping block a hearing on Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, on the basis of giving the people a voice, reports Talking Points Memo.
"As one of the more than 65 million Americans who voted to re-elect Barack Obama, I'd say my voice is being ignored right now because of their obstructionism!" Clinton said. "You know, we chose a president. We chose him twice. And now Republicans in the Senate are acting like our votes didn't count, and that President Obama is not still our nation's leader."
Clinton also urged voters to contact Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin who has refused to support Garland's hearing.