The Hillary Clinton campaign live tweeted their candidates answers during the Democratic debate on Sunday, but one tweet caused a major backlash and may comeback to haunt the former Secretary of State.
During a discussion on the big banks and how to prevent another bailout, Clinton said that she and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) agreed on the basic premise that there should be “no bank too big to fail and no individual too powerful to jail.”
Under the assumption that it would be an easy applause line that most Americans would agree with, the campaign tweeted out the statement.
"There should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail." —Hillary #DemDebate— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 18, 2016
And, here’s the video of the exchange (the quote begins around 1:15):
The only problem is that Clinton is that there is an active FBI investigation into the security of her private email server that she sent 1,274 classified emails — including two that were profiled as secret, during her time as Secretary of State.
Clinton received a backlash on Twitter from both liberals and conservatives who profiled the Democratic frontrunner’s ties to large banks, the FBI investigation, and the Benghazi terror attacks.
It didn’t help Clinton that the most googled phrase during the Democratic debate was: “Will Hillary Clinton get prosecuted?”
@HillaryClinton watch out what you wish for.— Daniel McCutchen (@DanielMcCutchen) January 18, 2016
@HillaryClinton That includes you, Hillary.— Alyssa Birchfield (@alyssambirch) January 18, 2016
@HillaryClinton including former secs of state?— Nick (@9Joe9) January 18, 2016