Harold Ickes, a guy who voted to strip Michigan and Florida of their delegates, is now arguing they should be seated at the convention. Of course he’s part of the Clinton campaign.
In a conference call Saturday, the longtime Democratic Party member contended the DNC should reconsider its tough sanctions on the two states, which held early contests in violation of party rules. He said millions of voters in Michigan and Florida would be otherwise disenfranchised – before acknowledging moments later that he had favored the sanctions.
Ickes explained that his different position essentially is due to the different hats he wears as both a DNC member and a Clinton adviser in charge of delegate counting. Clinton won the primary vote in Michigan and Florida, and now she wants those votes to count.
“There’s been no change,” Ickes said. “I was not acting as an agent of Mrs. Clinton. We had promulgated rules and those rules said the timing provision … provides for certain sanctions, automatic sanctions as a matter of fact, if a state such as Michigan or Florida violates those timing provisions.”
“With respect to the stripping, I voted as a member of the Democratic National Committee. Those were our rules and I felt I had an obligation to enforce them,” he said.
Does he really think we’re this stupid? Jeezus…
So how to solve Florida and Michigan? Well, the obvious answer is to do a revote, but Ickes is even against that!…
On Saturday, Ickes reiterated the campaign’s view that new “redo” votes in Florida and Michigan aren’t necessary. He said many superdelegates are elected lawmakers or governors who are supposed to exercise their independent judgment to vote contrary to public opinion if they believe another candidate has a better chance of winning.
I literally can’t believe they’re trying to game the system like this, especially when it’s obvious to everybody how underhanded it would be if they actually got their way. So I cite this as yet another reason why Hillary and team DO NOT belong in the White House. This is craziness and completely unbecoming on Democrats.