The Washington Post hammers Hillary Clinton, and by extension the Obama administration, for the unwillingness to call out China, Egypt, and now Turkey on human rights violations and supression of speech. “Ms. Clinton is doing a disservice to her own department — and sending a message to rulers around the world that their abuses won’t be taken seriously by this U.S. administration,” the Post editorializes.
While none of this should come as surprising, it’s worth noting that during the Democratic primaries, Clinton touted her record of fighting for human rights as a key part of her vast resume of foreign policy experience, specifically boasting about a trip she made to China in 1995 in which she gave a speech about women’s rights. “I’ve been standing up against, you know, the Chinese government over women’s rights and standing up for human rights in many different places,” she told CNN last March.
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