In this otherwise anodyne softball interview with the New York Times, Montana’s Congressman sure came across as a statesman in this exchange:
When you were campaigning, you once called Hillary Rodham Clinton “the real enemy.”
That’s not really true. I was at a small fund-raiser in Bigfork, Mont. You give your little speech, and at the end of it they said, “What are the candidates that you think are going to be on the Republican side?” And they said, “What about Hillary?” I said, “You mean the Antichrist?”
Zinke not only managed to come across like the ass he is, but he was lying. According to the Big Fork Eagle he said:
“We need to focus on the real enemy,” he said, referring to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom he called the “anti-Christ.”
You may be tempted to believe Zinke, but he told the Helena Vigilante in February that he had made the remarks.
And it’s also worth remembering that, at the same event in Big Fork, he lied about Newt Gingrich being a senior campaign advisor, as the Huffington Post:
Zinke also said during his campaign appearance that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) is a “senior adviser” to his campaign. Gingrich, however, told The Huffington Post that is not true.
It’s almost enough to make you miss a mustachioed subdivision rancher with a love of fried chicken, isn’t it?