The Clintons are “out to destroy” Donald Trump and “destabilize” the United States, according to the wife of one of his cabinet secretaries.
In an interview with Politico published Wednesday, Hillary Clinton said that Trump’s presidency has been a “catastrophe” for the country and that “there is no path to the presidency for him.”
“The country is in deep trouble and this is what is happening,” Clinton said, noting that Trump “has turned the presidency into a show for himself, and I think that that is dangerous.”
The former secretary of state, who has long maintained that her husband was not personally involved in the president’s impeachment process, called for Congress to impeach Trump.
She called the White House a “dangerous place” where “the president has been allowed to run roughshod over the constitutional protections of the office of the presidency.”
“I have spent a lot of time over the past year in that place and I’ve seen firsthand what happens when people in the White Houses, the Oval Office, are allowed to get away with this,” she added.
Clinton said the only way to restore democracy in the United Kingdom, France and Germany would be to impeaching the president.
“What is needed in the Senate and in the House is a constitutional amendment to restore the right of a president to seek reelection, to run for reelection, if he chooses,” Clinton told Politico.
“And that’s what we need to do.”
A constitutional amendment, or impeachment, is a way to remove a president from office.
A vote on a measure must be 60 votes in the chamber and a two-thirds majority in the US Senate to pass.
Clinton’s comments come after a series of high-profile Republican lawmakers and the president have said that impeachment is not an option for Trump.
Former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka, who is currently a professor at the University of Virginia, said in an interview published Thursday that Trump should be removed from office for “any reason” — including his “incompetence” in the handling of the Charlottesville riots.
The White House, however, has argued that Trump is not fit to hold office due to his past business dealings.
The president has defended himself against calls for impeachment by claiming he had nothing to do with the violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last month.
The former president, however — who has been dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct — has maintained that his accusers are lying.