RNC fires back at Hillary Clinton after her Wellesley commencement speech

Hillary Clinton delivered the Wellesley College commencement speech on Friday and touched upon matters including President Nixon's resignation, the importance of facts, and inauguration attendance.

Hours later, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released a statement about Clinton's comments. It began, "Today's speech was a stark reminder why Hillary Clinton lost in 2016."

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McDaniel went on to add, "Instead of lashing out with the same partisan talking points Hillary Clinton would be wise to look inward, talk about why she lost, and expand the dwindling base of Democrat Party supporters—we won't hold our breath, though."

See Clinton at the ceremony:

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers the Commencement Address at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, U.S., May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers the Commencement Address at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, U.S., May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens as she is introduced to deliver the Commencement Address at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, U.S., May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives for Commencement at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, U.S., May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
BOSTON, MA - MAY 26: Hillary Clinton gave the Commencement Address at the Wellesley College 2017 166th Commencement Exercises at Wellesley College on May 26, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Clinton graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 and majored in political science. (Photo by Paul Marotta/WireImage,)
WELLESLEY, MA - MAY 26: Wellesley College president Paula A. Johnson hugs Hillary Clinton, who spoke during the Wellesley College commencement in Wellesley, MA on May 26, 2017. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
WELLESLEY, MA - MAY 26: Hillary Clinton arrives for the commencement at Wellesley College with Wellesley College President Paula A. Johnson, right, in Wellesley, MA on May 26, 2017. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MAY 26: Hillary Clinton gave the Commencement Address at the Wellesley College 2017 166th Commencement Exercises at Wellesley College on May 26, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Clinton graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 and majored in political science. (Photo by Paul Marotta/WireImage,)
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Highlights from Clinton's speech included a subtle comparison between Richard Nixon and Donald Trump.

She said that around the time of her 1969 graduation from Wellesley, she and many of her classmates were "...furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice after firing the person running the investigation into him at the Department of Justice."

Clinton also talked about truth in our times, noting, "Some are even denying things we see with our own eyes, like the size of crowds and then defending themselves by talking about quote unquote alternative facts."

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