In a recent interview with MSNBC's Jen Psaki, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a warning about her belief of the possibility of election interference in the upcoming 2024 elections.
Clinton expressed concerns that if given the opportunity, Russian President Vladimir Putin would not hesitate to repeat his past actions, as Fox News reported.
During the interview, Clinton emphasized the need for vigilance and highlighted fear about the potential threat posed by Putin's regime.
She asserted that the Russian leader has previously demonstrated a willingness to interfere in democratic processes in the 2016 U.S. presidential election: "He'll do it again."
"He has indeed interfered in our elections in the past," Psaki said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"It’s not something, as you experienced firsthand, is not something we talk about a lot. Do you fear that that is something that could be happening for 2024, do you think we should be talking about it more?"
Clinton stated that more attention should be paid to the possibility of election interference because she had "no doubt" that it had been done in 2016.
"I don’t think, despite all of the deniers, there is any doubt that he interfered in our election, or that he has interfered in many ways in the internal affairs of other countries, funding political parties, funding political candidates, buying off government officials in different places," she began.
"He hates democracy. He particularly hates the West and he especially hates us. And he has determined that he can do two things simultaneously," Clinton went on.
"He can try to continue to damage and divide us internally, and he's quite good at it," she said.
She also claimed that Putin was trying to "expand his reach" by seizing territory: "Part of the reason he worked so hard against me is because he didn’t think that he wanted me in the White House," the former first lady said.
"So we are where we are, in part of the challenge is to continue to explain to the American public that, you know, the kind of leader Putin is, this authoritarian dictator who literally kills his opposition, kills journalists, poisons people who disagree with him, invades other countries, interferes with our election.
"That is part of the alternative we have to reject this in this election, we have to reject authoritarianism, we have to reject a kind of creeping fascism almost, of people who are really ready to turn over their thinking, their votes to want to be dictators. We can’t allow that to proceed," she said.
Clinton's remarks come at a time when election security remains a pressing issue, with experts and officials on both sides of the political aisle working diligently to secure what they believe to be safe elections.