Over the weekend Hillary Clinton aimed to stoke Democrats for the upcoming election by declaring that American democracy was experiencing a “full-fledged crisis.”
While attending the 54th commemorative anniversary event for “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama, Clinton attempted to intimidate the crowd suggesting that citizen’s rights were being targeted.
“This is a time, my friends, when fundamental rights, civic virtue, freedom of the press, the rule of law, truth, facts and reason are under assault,” CNN reports Clinton as saying.
Without clarifying Clinton continued, “And make no mistake, we are living through a full-fledged crisis in our democracy.”
Clinton’s words fall amid reports that directly counter her claims. It has been previously reported that Americans are enjoying more opportunities, minorities are swelling the ranks of business owners and there are a record number of women in Congress.
Despite this Clinton still asserted that rights are under attack and implied that citizens are the ones who should do something about it.
“To anyone who has ever wondered what you would have done during those defining moments that we read about in history books — whether you would have risked arrest to demand votes for women or bled on the Edmund Pettus Bridge to demand voting rights for all — the answer is what you are doing now could be as important as anything that anyone has done before,” Clinton stated.
The former presidential candidate can bang her drum all she likes, Americans that can see how President Trump has improved the nation won’t be heeding that call.