On Thursday, former Hillary Clinton spokesperson Karen Finney appeared on MSNBC to discuss a Politico story on the “faithless electors” movement.
According to the Politico report, “members of Clinton’s inner circle — including senior aides Jake Sullivan and Jennifer Palmieri — were in touch for weeks with one of the effort’s organizers as they mounted their ill-fated strategy.”
MSNBC’s Chris Jansing asked Finney if she believed this report.
“I do in that it makes sense that people who were Clinton campaign supporters, electors, would reach out to people in our campaign,” Finney told Jansing. “But look, I think as the story points out, there was an effort to, you know, be — walk a fine line frankly of being supportive. Because obviously, it’s important that the electors do what they believe is right in terms of their responsibility as electors which is why some thought it was important to get a national security briefing given the information that came out about the Russians.”
Finney went on to say: “But at the same time, I think it was part of the idea here that this is not necessarily, we’re not necessarily talking about changing the outcome of the election through the Electoral College.”
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