Watch the former Secretary of State dismiss the suggestion that ‘Russian Hacking’ delegitimized the Election…
Condoleezza Rice appeared on The View and was questioned — rather politely — about the ‘Russian Connection’ to the Trump Administration.
This is a pretty bold move by the partisan Leftists.
They did not know what they were getting themselves into.
Joy Behar began with her ‘GRRR! Tillerson!‘ routine.
Because he has ties to Russia, don’t cha know.
Condi gets down to brass tacks right off the bat — she sees where this is going.
‘Russian Election Interference’
(Where else would it go?)
RICE: Look at where relations are with the Russians. Again, I think we ought to be looking into what ties were there, that makes perfectly good sense. But I also want to say something about Vladimir Putin and interfering in our elections. He has been trying to interfere in your election and everybody else’s for a very long time. What cyber allows him to do is to do it more efficiently and more quickly. Let’s not deceive ourselves that the Russians haven’t tried these tricks before. They have. Now, I would have said — I would have said to the Russians, ‘we know you did it. At the time of our choosing, we will find a way to punish that behavior.’ But Vladimir Putin is an eye for an eye kind of person, and we questioned — Secretary Clinton questioned the legitimacy of his election in 2012. Now he’s saying, I’m going to question the legitimacy of your election by hacking into it and so forth.
But, just like the Media (D), and the Democrats, The View harpies wouldn’t let the Russian Hacking go…
Condi takes it all in stride and handles the harpies with class.
Because she has more class than any three of them put together.
To the power of 10.
The partisans on The View were keen to corner her into saying that Hillary should have won the election.
The former Secretary of State, who is accustomed to dealing with much worse characters than the washed-up has-beens on The View, made it clear.
Sara Haines asked Rice if she thought that Putin was seeking revenge on Hillary.
RICE: I think it was personal. He likes to intimidate. Now, I can tell you that I was with him on many occasions and one particular occasion we went into a room to discuss and his people are sitting on one sofa. He and his foreign minister. And I’m sitting on the other. And I’m delivering a message about U.S./Russian relations and they were messing around in Georgia at the time and I said, you know, Mr. President, if you do anything in Georgia, President Bush wants you to know that that would greatly affect our relationship. And he stood up and now he’s peering over me. And so just on instinct, I stood up too. Now, I’m five foot —
WHOOPI: He didn’t realize who he was peering over.
RICE: I’m 5’10” in heels. He’s not. So you can’t be intimidated by Putin or let him play these psychological games.
At one point, Joy Behar cautions Whoopi not to mention the name of President Trump. It’s part of their protest, you see. The idea is that if you don’t use his name, then that’s delegitimizing him.
Speaking of delegitimizing…
Sunny Hostin asked if Putin interfered in the election wouldn’t that delegitimize the result?
Condi didn’t laugh out loud like a mere mortal would have, but maintained her cool…
RICE: No, no. That’s where I — first of all, I don’t want to question his motives beyond he’s an eye for an eye kind of person. Secondly, I trust the people who voted in Wisconsin and Texas and Alabama and California to have voted on the basis of who they thought was best going to represent their interests. And so I’m not going to question the legitimacy of their vote because Vladimir Putin tried to interfere in the elections. That’s just a step that I don’t think we should take. Let’s trust our fellow citizens to have been smart enough to have voted for the people they thought they ought to be voting for.
And that’s how it’s done!
H/T: MCR Newsbusters