The Hillary Clinton campaign is calling out Republican hypocrites for making a scandal out of Hillary Clinton’s emails when Bobby Jindal, Scott Walker, Jeb Bush and Rick Perry also used private email.
Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri said, “Many of the Republican candidates for president have done the same things for which they’re now criticizing Hillary. As governor, Jeb Bush owned his own private server and his staff decided which emails he turned over as work-related from his private account. Bobby Jindal went a step further, using private email to communicate with his immediate staff but refusing to release his work-related emails. Scott Walker and Rick Perry had email issues themselves. Look, this kind of nonsense comes with the territory of running for president. We know it, Hillary knows it, and we expect it to continue from now until Election Day.”
The Clinton campaign was understating what Republicans have done.
Scott Walker did the exact same thing with is emails as Hillary Clinton while he was Milwaukee County Executive. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “A top aide to Walker set up a private router in the county executive’s office that was used to trade emails that mixed government and campaign business. Emails released through litigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel show Walker routinely used his campaign account — firstname.lastname@example.org — to discuss county business.”
MSNBC reported that Jeb Bush owned and controlled his own private email server while he was governor of Florida, “Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush owns the server that runs email@example.com, the personal email account he used as governor to conduct official, political and personal business.”
The Clinton camp is correct. Republicans are trying to create as much distraction and white noise as possible to avoid discussing the issues. The Republican Party wants to make this election about anything other than their policies. If people vote based on the issues, Republicans can’t win. Hillary Clinton isn’t standing around and allowing Republicans to go unchallenged on the email story. She is fighting back, and Republicans have given her plenty of ammo due to their own hypocritical behavior.