Reince Priebus: New Hampshire ‘Shows How Off Course Hillary Clinton’s Coronation Has Gone’

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus slammed Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton Tuesday night in an official statement from the GOP, saying her loss to Democratic rival Bernie Sanders “shows how off course” the former secretary of state’s “coronation” has gone.

Though Clinton did not expect to win in New Hampshire, Priebus suggested that, considering her razor-thin victory in Iowa, her showing in the Granite State Tuesday night is “embarrassing.”

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(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

“No amount of spin can make up for such a crushing defeat in a state that has for decades been in the Clintons’ corner,” Priebus said, referencing former President Bill Clinton’s 1992 “comeback” moment.

Priebus said it is the FBI investigation into Clinton’s “reckless conduct” as secretary of state that has hurt her campaign, adding that “even Democrats find her dishonesty and hypocrisy unacceptable.”

Ultimately, Priebus suggested Sanders’ success can be chalked-up to Democrats’ dissatisfaction with Clinton.

“The prospect that Democrats could nominate a self-avowed socialist is growing more probable by the day, and shows how off course Hillary Clinton’s coronation has gone.”

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