Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRussian interference reports rock Capitol Hill Judge dismisses Nunes' lawsuit against Fusion GPS The Hill's Campaign Report: What to watch for in Nevada MORE said Wednesday that she is worried about the trajectory of the modern Republican Party, warning in a new interview that the GOP is "imploding" under President Trump's leadership.

In remarks first reported by ABC News on Wednesday, Clinton pointed to the decisions of GOP Sens. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerMcConnell, Romney vie for influence over Trump's trial RNC says ex-Trump ambassador nominee's efforts 'to link future contributions to an official action' were 'inappropriate' Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight MORE (Tenn.) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeMcSally ties Democratic rival Kelly to Sanders in new ad McSally launches 2020 campaign Sinema will vote to convict Trump MORE (Ariz.) not to seek reelection and to sharply attack Trump as signs that many Republican lawmakers privately think the president is unfit for office, and that the GOP is quickly veering to the "far-right."

"You know, we've seen in the last week, we've seen Bob Corker, we've seen Jeff Flake ... there are a lot of other people in the Republican Party who feel exactly the same way," Clinton said Wednesday.

"And I think when they appear on TV, or they are interviewed, they need to be pressed," Clinton added.


Clinton says that the future of the Republican Party is one of her greatest worries now that she is off the campaign trail.

"I mean, there are a lot of things that I worry about, this is actually on my list, of what I worry about. The Republican Party is imploding," Clinton continued.

"It is becoming a far-right, captive party to ideological religious and commercial interests. It is at the mercy of its financial backers and a cabal of leaders who are doing things like shrinking the electorate, gerrymandering, and taking every step they can to maintain power for themselves and those who are like-minded."

The comments by Clinton are her first public remarks since the two retiring GOP senators, who were facing possible primary challenges from Trump-supporting opponents, strongly criticized the president on Tuesday.

In a fiery speech on the Senate floor, Flake denounced Trump and called on his fellow lawmakers to stand up to the president.

"It is clear at this moment that a traditional conservative who believes in limited government and free markets, who is devoted to free trade, and who is pro-immigration, has a narrower and narrower path to nomination in the Republican party — the party that for so long has defined itself by belief in those things," Flake said during the speech. 
"It is also clear to me for the moment we have given in or given up on those core principles in favor of the more viscerally satisfying anger and resentment," he added. 
In remarks to reporters, Corker went even further, saying Trump was a serial liar and an unfit role model for children who would largely be remembered for his "debasement" of the United States.