If there are three things we understand about this world, it's that the sky is blue, the grass is green, and Fox News leans conservative. But Juan Williams, a commentator for Fox, just authored an op-ed which claims Republicans should be apologizing to Hillary Clinton. “When will Republicans drop the partisan games and apologize to Hillary Clinton?” William wrote. Williams noted that Clinton recently had made a controversial point about the election, but that she had a point. In a New York City forum earlier this month, Clinton commented:
If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president.
Republicans mocked Clinton for the statement, saying she should have taken more responsibility for running a bad campaign.
But Clinton recently found support from the man who beat her: President Trump. The president fired FBI director James Comey last week, ostensibly for violating policy when, despite clearing Clinton of any crime, he still went on national television last summer to condemn her as a “careless” public official.
The scandal surrounding President Trump's firing of James Comey has spiraled out of control, culminating in the appointment of a Special Prosecutor (Robert Mueller) to investigate ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Williams believes the time is coming when Republicans will jump ship to save their own jobs, and that the first thing they'll have to do to distance themselves from the pariah in the Oval Office is apologize to Clinton.
Already, Republicans are beginning to step out of line. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) commented:
I am troubled by the timing and reasoning of Director Comey's termination.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said:
[Comey's] removal at this particular time will raise questions.
And Senator John McCain, who previously called for a Special Prosecutor expressed "regret" at the firing.
Comey swayed the election even more when, 11 days before the election, he sent a letter to Congress saying the FBI was re-opening the investigation into Clinton's emails. This happened at roughly the same time that Russian hackers released a series of WikiLeaks aimed at the Clinton campaign. Many believe this one-two-punch helped turn the tide towards Trump in crucial states such as Michigan and Wisconsin.
While Comey publicly raised doubts about Clinton, he was completely silent about the FBI's investigations into Trump's ties with Russia. Despite mounting evidence, Republicans still refuse to acknowledge that a hostile foreign power played a major role in deciding the election. But Williams claims that continuing to support Trump by downplaying the unfairness which may have cost Clinton the Presidency will lose some of its luster as the 2018 elections roll around.
Juan Williams currently serves as a co-host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) The Five (weekdays, 9-10PM/ET) and also appears as a political analyst on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace and Special Report with Bret Baier.
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