The leader of the Democrats in the Senate urged not to blame Russia for the defeat of Clinton


The leader of the faction of the democratic party in the U.S. Senate Chuck Schumer said that the candidate of his party, Hillary Clinton lost the election due to lack of awareness of voters about the goals and objectives of the party. His comment is in the article the newspaper the Washington Post.

The publication cites data from a recent ABC News survey, which showed that only 37% of Americans imagine the political platform of the Democratic party. While 52% replied that the Democrats “oppose trump.” The rating of Donald trump as President fell to 36%, setting a record.

“When you lose to someone who is 40% popularity, you don’t blame others — [ex-FBI Director James] Komi, Russia — you blame yourself,” said Schumer. “So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stand for,” said the Senator. According to him, voters know only that the Democrats are against trump, and still think this is a major political platform of the party.

Hillary Clinton herself in December 2016, said that the cause of its defeat in the presidential elections were two “unprecedented” event, among which the “attack” Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to Clinton, Russia sought to “undermine democracy” the U.S. is using cyber-attacks to servers of the Democratic party. Hacks, Clinton said, were the result of “personal accounts” of Putin, to her, due to the fact that in 2011, she, as Secretary of state, accused Russia of fraud in the Duma elections.

“Putin has publicly accused me that his own people began to pour out indignation, and it is a direct line between what he said and what he did during those elections [in the US]”, — said Clinton.

The second is “unprecedented” event that influenced the outcome of the elections, the politician said that the decision of the FBI Director James Komi Republic shortly before the elections send to Congress a notification of the resumption of the investigation against her. The statement that the Komi Republic responsible for her defeat, Clinton also made shortly after the election, November 13.

The U.S. has repeatedly accused Russia of meddling in the American elections during the race. In early October, the Bush administration officially accused Moscow of hacker attacks on the Democratic party. As argued by the then Washington, the purpose of these attacks, “interference in the election process in the United States.” Moscow has rejected the accusations, calling them “ridiculous” and “mythical”.

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