Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tore into Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) for threatening impeachment against her before she even wins her party’s nomination, according to excerpts released from her interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
Clinton said Brooks’ remarks were “pathetic” and “totally ridiculous” in the interview, which is slated to air on Friday. The former secretary of state also said that, during her time in President Barack Obama’s cabinet, Republicans would say in private that the administration was right but that they could not concur in public for political reasons.
“We’ve got to break the stranglehold that the extremist views in the Republican Party have on too many people who are otherwise sensible and try to get them back into the pragmatic problem-solving that should be the hallmark of the relationship between the president and the Congress,” she told Maddow.
Clinton also revealed how she spent Thursday evening after testifying for 11 hours before the House Benghazi commission.
“I had my whole team come over to my house and we sat around eating Indian food and drinking wine and beer,” she said. “That’s what we did. It was great.”
Brooks said in a radio interview earlier this week that if elected, the former secretary of state would be a “unique” president because she would be impeached on her inauguration day for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Watch Clinton’s remarks, as aired on Friday, below.