Ah, the old “Louie Gohmert made me do it” defense.
James Carville has returned to his role of defender of all things Clinton.
Appearing on ABC’s this week, hosted by his former fellow Clinton staffer George Stephanopoulos, Carville sought to dismiss the email scandal as a non-story.
His defense was more revealing than he intended. Daniel Halper of the Weekly Standard:
Carville: I ‘Suspect’ Hillary Used Private Email to Avoid Congressional Oversight
“What this is, is the latest in a continuation, and if you take it all and put it together, and you subtract 3.1415 from pi, you’re left with not very much. And that’s — at the end of the day, so the Republicans can’t pass a budget, alright, we got another investigation, just like we had the Whitewater, just like you go through the filegate, you go through travelgate, you go through seven or eight different congressional committees. And you wonder why the public is not following this? Because they know what it is.
“It was something she did. It was legal. I suspect she didn’t want [Republican congressman] Louie Gohmert rifling through her emails, which seems to me to be a kind of reasonable position for someone to take. It amounts to — just like everything else before it, it amounts to nothing but a bunch of people flapping their jaws about nothing.”
The comment about Gohmert going through emails suggests Carville thinks Hillary Clinton set up the private email server to avoid congressional oversight.
Here’s the video:
Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin commented on Twitter:
— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) March 15, 2015
The moment was also tweeted out by the show — turn the sound on and listen to it for about a minute; then figure out how many minutes in a year; then multiply by 4 or 8 years; then you will realize what a Hillary Clinton presidency will be like:
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) March 15, 2015
Carville recently joined David Brock’s progressive outfit Media Matters for America. I suspect we’ll be seeing much more of him in the coming months. Isn’t that great?
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