On Sunday, Hillary Clinton voiced concerns about potential Russian interference in the 2024 elections. Speaking on MSNBC’s “Inside with Jen Psaki,” the former secretary of state highlighted that the Russians have previously shown their capability to meddle in elections and that Vladimir Putin, if given an opportunity, might attempt it once more.
Clinton expressed her belief that the topic of Russian election interference isn’t discussed adequately within the U.S., suggesting that Putin has numerous sympathizers domestically. She further noted that many in the U.S. seem unaware of the threats posed by Putin and, in some cases, align with his stances on issues like the Ukraine conflict. She emphasized the growing influence of fascist and authoritarian ideologies in the U.S., urging citizens to be vigilant and resist such tendencies.
Highlighting the kind of leadership Putin exemplifies, she drew attention to his alleged involvement in the elimination of his opponents, mistreatment of journalists, and aggressive international policies. Clinton stressed the importance of American voters recognizing and resisting any form of authoritarianism or dictatorial tendencies.
It’s worth noting that after the 2020 elections, investigations determined that Russian efforts aimed to undermine Clinton’s campaign in favor of Donald Trump, a sentiment later confirmed by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Clinton speculated that Putin’s strong opposition to her candidacy was likely because he didn’t envision her leadership favorably.