During the Democratic debate at Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday, Hillary Clinton’s campaign team tweeted a seemingly innocuous statement she had made during the debate.
“There should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail.” —Hillary #DemDebate
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 18, 2016
But the tweet drew criticism, as online commenters pointed out the irony they saw in Clinton’s statement. Clinton has been accused of using her powerful influence to flout the law, most notably using a private email server to conduct State Department business, which the FBI is investigating.
— Zachary Blevins (@ZDBlev) January 18, 2016
@HillaryClinton watch out what you wish for.
— Daniel McCutchen (@DanielMcCutchen) January 18, 2016
@HillaryClinton “No individual too big to jail” – I can’t believe she just tweeted that with a straight face
— Alxandro (@Alxandro) January 18, 2016
— Joe Petri (@EnoughisEnoug13) January 18, 2016
During the debate, the most Googled question about Hillary Clinton was “Will Hillary Clinton get prosecuted?” and the third most Googled question was “What did Hillary Clinton do that is illegal?”
Clinton has repeatedly denied allegations of wrongdoing, saying that she never exchanged classified or sensitive information on her private email account.