Good Old Republican Double StandardsLeave a comment
March 9, 2017 by Chris Kite
Republicans spent millions of dollars of taxpayer money and vehemently declared that Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server made her unfit to be President. And many called for her to face charges. Our President even called for her to be locked up – without actually proving she was guilty of anything criminal.
While Mike Pence was on the campaign trail declaring that the lack of security of using a personal e-mail account to conduct government business was a disqualifier for Clinton, he was doing the same thing. Pence’s e-mail account was definitely hacked. So you’ve got a Vice President that was apparently trying to shield official government communications from the public by using his private AOL account. You’ve got a VP that communicated about crimes and terrorist related issues on his private AOL account. There are some e-mails for which we have no idea what the subject was because they are being withheld due to confidentiality.
It seems to me that e-mails that are too confidential to share with the public should probably not be sent or received on a private AOL account that was obviously unsecured.
The obvious question is why aren’t Republicans quite so eager to investigate the use of a personal e-mail account for conducting confidential government business when the person is in their own party as when someone is a Democrat with the last name of Clinton?
This is surely hypocrisy of the highest order.