Clinton has been on the road with her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, promoting the new book the duo wrote together. While the book has been in the works for a while, the tour happened to coincide with House Democrats launching an impeachment inquiry into President Trump over calls he had with Ukrainian leadership to allegedly dig up dirt of 2020 competitor Joe Biden.
While the debate on impeachment has been raging between Democrats and Republicans, Clinton claimed the details from the Ukrainian phone call made impeachment “unavoidable.”
Watch Clinton’s remarks below:
.@HillaryClinton says impeachment inquiry became “absolutely unavoidable” when the transcript of Pres. Trump’s call with Ukrainian president became public: “That phone call very clearly indicates an effort to, not only pressure, but in an effect extort the president of Ukraine.” pic.twitter.com/yi13JbqHVb
— The View (@TheView) October 2, 2019
“I think it became absolutely unavoidable when the summary of the phone call came out, plus the whistleblower complaint. The reason for that is, you know, people can argue back and forth about what he might have done or what we think he did on a range of other issues, but this was in the pursuit of his official duties as president of the United States. And that phone call very clearly indicates a effort to not only pressure but, in effect, extort the president of Ukraine over much necessary medical — military assistance that had been passed by the Congress and was about to be delivered.”
Clinton went on to discuss the upcoming 2020 election, noting that she’s paying close attention to the race because she does not want to see Trump be reelected. She also managed to crack a joke about Trump’s impeachment battle.
Watch the clip below:
“Look, I am obviously watching it because I care deeply that Trump is a one-term president or less. But — you know, it’s still — it’s hard to believe, but it’s still early. A lot of the people who were ahead at this point in prior nominating seasons did not end up winning the nomination. So it’s hard to tell right now. I just wish everybody well. I’ve talked to most of them and a lot of them call me from time to time and ask for advice. I just try to give them the very best advice I can.”
This is not the first time Clinton has hit Trump from her book tour. She also called him a “corrupt human tornado,” as IJR previously reported.