After Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died on Feb. 13, 2016, then-Democrat primary candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign officials literally debated whether she should say anything about the celebrated man’s unfortunate death.
“Are we going to want to do a statement from HRC?” speechwriter Dan Schwerin asked in an email addressed to Jennifer Palmieri, the campaign’s director of communications, and Robby Mook, the campaign manager. “Should she address tonight in CO?”
This and other emails were a part of the huge batch of hacked correspondence published by WikiLeaks last Friday.
“I don’t know,” Palmieri responded. “Like to hear suggestions of what she would say. I am having a hard time imagining what she would say. In a day or two it could be appropriate to talk about SCOTUS stakes, but seems off for tonight.”
“I have same concern,” Schwerin wrote back, after which Mook decided to interject with his own thoughts.
“I don’t feel any urgency to say anything (sic) she needs to be ready to comment obviously but i don’t see how we’d be criticised for NOT saying anything,” he wrote, though the campaign did wind up releasing a statement from Clinton that very day.
Statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: pic.twitter.com/xazj9dDd5c
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 14, 2016
Less than two hours later, Clinton issued another statement — a self-serving one essentially arguing that President Barack Obama should nominate a replacement right away and the Senate should vote on his nominee.
What a loving, caring woman …
The fact that she tried to use Scalia’s death to her party’s advantage was bad enough; the fact that her campaign officials could not even find it in their hearts to release a prompt statement about his tragic departure was just plain despicable.
What it did, though, was perfectly demonstrate the disdain liberals had for the man, who, despite his great accomplishments, was little more to them than a pest.
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H/T The Daily Caller