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Christopher Meloni Drags McCarthy For Claiming Hillary Never Conceded The 2016 Election

The 'Law & Order: Organized Crime' star mocked the former GOP House Speaker for trying to claim on Fox News that Clinton never 'said she lost the 2016 election.'

Christopher Meloni; Kevin McCarthy
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Law & Order: Organized Crime star Christopher Meloni mocked former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy after the ex-Republican House Speaker tried to claim on Fox News that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never "said she lost the 2016 election."

Speaking to the network's program MediaBuzz, McCarthy—who has openly promoted former President Donald Trump's lies about the "stolen" 2020 election—suggested that Clinton's supposed failure to concede was a danger to democracy that is being backed by the Democratic opposition.

McCarthy said:

“They are the dangers to try to deny democracy to this country. This is really concerning to me what the Biden and the Democrats have done. I mean, has Hillary ever said she lost the 2016 election?”

When host Howard Kurtz pointed out that Clinton had "called Donald Trump and conceded," McCarthy replied:

"But she never in press ever says that."

Kurtz did not take the bait, reiterating that Clinton "did call Donald Trump and concede."

You can watch their exchange in the video below.

The clip soon caught Meloni's attention and he quickly mocked McCarthy's narrative about Clinton's loss with the following message:

"… but she never got a tattoo that read, ‘I lost in 2016’…and THAT is what I’m worried about”

You can see Meloni's post below.

His followers also took jabs at McCarthy, pointing out, much in the way Kurtz dd, that Clinton had in fact conceded and has openly discussed her loss.



Whether or not Clinton conceded the 2016 election is not a matter up for debate.

At 2:48 a.m. on November 9, 2016, Washington Post reporter Colby Itkowitz confirmed that shortly after the state of Wisconsin was called for Trump and gave him the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, Clinton "called him to concede the election."

Trump himself confirmed he'd spoken to Clinton, saying that Americans "owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country."

Clinton also gave a concession speech that evening in which she encouraged her supporters to give Trump “an open mind and the chance to lead.”

Hillary Clinton FULL Concession Speech | Election 2016www.youtube.com

She acknowledged that she would not become the first woman president of the United States, addressing "all the little girls who are watching this" and urging them to "never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”

Notably, unlike Trump—who refused to accept the results of the 2020 election—Clinton reminded her supporters that "our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power and we don’t just respect that, we cherish it."