Had the 2016 election gone differently, many things in American life would still feel somewhat normal. COVID-19 may not have missed the country entirely, but the response from the beginning of the pandemic would have been competent and trustworthy. FEMA funds would have never been used for an unnecessary and never-finished border wall. Most importantly, had Hillary Clinton been president in 2020, there would have been no whining about a rigged election, no tantrum about tainted voting machines and election officials, and no calls to attack the Capitol Building in response.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 4, 2022
Former Secretary of State and the woman who won the popular vote in 2016, Hillary Clinton, responded on Twitter on Sunday to the Republican National Committee’s censure of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) by saying that they were investigating and punishing people for “legitimate political discourse.” Reminding everyone what that day looked like, including the horror of seeing police officers beaten and bear-sprayed, tased and trampled, along with the site of a hangman’s noose intended for the vice president and elected officials hiding in fear was the perfect way to remind the country what, exactly, the party of Trump considers “legitimate political discourse.”
Attached to the tweet was a link for the New York Times article covering the story:
‘On Friday, the party went further in a resolution slamming Ms. Cheney and Mr. Kinzinger for taking part in the House investigation of the assault, saying they were participating in “persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse.” After the vote, party leaders rushed to clarify that language, saying it was never meant to apply to rioters who violently stormed the Capitol in Mr. Trump’s name.’
Their excuses are thin, since there is no investigation into anyone who wasn’t either involved in or inciting what happened on that day when the rioters who violently stormed the Capitol in Mr. Trump’s name.
Twitter isn’t falling for the spin, either. Read some of their comments below: