Co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Mika Brzezinski asked Clinton what she is most worried about as the nation approaches the Republican National Convention and the upcoming weeks for Biden.
“I’m really worried that there will be direct interference with the election through the manipulation of the postal service,” Clinton said. “I don’t think there’s any doubt that any sensible person should have that there’s a deliberate effort to sabotage vote by mail.”
She added, “That’s an incredible attack on our election system and everything else that the post office does like deliver prescription medicine to veterans and Social Security checks and everything.”
Watch her comments below:
Hillary Clinton on concerns ahead of the 2020 election: "There's a deliberate effort to sabotage vote by mail. That's an incredible attack on our election system."— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 21, 2020
"I'm worried about direct interference, undermining vote by mail…I'm worried about the impact of the propaganda." pic.twitter.com/I6RNU66D77
Clinton explained she is also concerned the “disinformation campaign” President Donald Trump ran in 2016 will be “ramped up” ahead of the November election.
She predicted it will be “directed” both at Biden and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.
Clinton reiterated, “I’m worried about direct interference, undermining vote by mail, and I’m worried about the impact of the propaganda.”
Her comments come amid growing criticism from lawmakers of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the agency’s ability to handle the expected surge in mail-in ballots.
In his highly anticipated testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Friday, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said the Postal Service is equipped to make sure Americans receive their mail-in ballots, as IJR previously reported.
He told the committee the agency is “fully capable and committed to delivering the nation’s election mail securely and on-time.”
DeJoy said it is his “number one priority between now and Election Day.”
After receiving backlash for operational changes, DeJoy released a statement on Tuesday announcing he will be placing all changes on hold until after the election, as IJR previously reported.
Despite his announcement, House Democrats will vote on a bill on Saturday that would prohibit DeJoy’s changes from going into effect.