Hillary Clinton urges Americans to 'check and reject' Trump's 'authoritarian tendencies' by voting in midterms
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNSA leaker Reality Winner released from federal prison Monica Lewinsky signs production deal with 20th TV Police investigating death of TV anchor who uncovered Clinton tarmac meeting as suicide MORE on Tuesday called on Americans to use their vote in the upcoming midterm elections to “check and reject” what she called President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations MORE’s “authoritarian tendencies.”

In an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the former Democratic presidential nominee warned that if the Trump administration is “left unchecked,” there would be negative consequences for the country.


“If we ignore the importance of this midterm election … I think you will see even more of the dismantling of our institutions with very dire effects,” Clinton said.

The interview comes as Clinton is promoting the new afterward for her book, “What Happened.” In the piece, she warns that the nation’s democracy is “in crisis,” and says that her fears about the Trump administration were not “overblown.”

"Our democratic institutions and traditions are under siege,” she writes in the afterward. “We need to do everything we can to fight back. There’s not a moment to lose."

Clinton told Maddow on Tuesday that while she is optimistic that Democrats could flip at least one congressional body, it is impossible to tell without knowing voter turnout.

She added that if Democrats do take back the House, she does not think impeachment should be at the top of their priority list.

“I think there should be a much broader agenda … [impeachment] does require a level of organization and follow-through that is hard, and I know that, having been there,” she said. “There are so many other things that need to be addressed.”