It is well known that Hillary Clinton has taken little to no personal responsibility for her loss in the 2016 presidential election. Clinton has pointed the finger at a variety of external influences she sees as the “real” reasons behind why she was defeated by Donald Trump last year; most prominent among those is alleged sexism, as well as the decision by then-FBI Director James Comey to take another look, just before the election, at her use of a private email server.
Well, if you ask some of her supporters throughout the New York City area if there are any other reasons for her loss, reasons that Clinton herself has failed to mention, there’s apparently at least one.
According to a report by the New York Post, Weiner is presently being shunned by his neighbors who blame him for Clinton’s election defeat.
You may remember that the decision to reopen the Clinton server inquiry came after the FBI learned, during the course of their investigation of Weiner’s alleged “sexting” of an underage girl, that the former Democratic congressman had classified emails on his computer. It turned out that these emails had been forwarded to Weiner by none other than Clinton herself, as well as by Clinton advisor Huma Abedin…who also happens to be Weiner’s wife (although she filed for divorce in May). Hence, the renewed investigation.
Now, the Clinton-worshipping neighbors of Weiner have concluded that he is also to blame for the fact she’s not currently the nation’s chief executive. Speaking to the Post, one anonymous source said, “Nobody speaks to him. He is truly ostracized. People won’t even get on the elevator with him.”
The Post details that Weiner is scheduled for sentencing in September related to a guilty plea on a single count of transferring obscene material to a minor. Prosecutors expect to ask for a prison sentence of between 21 and 27 months.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large