Among the chief complaints regarding Hillary Clinton’s performance in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi last week was a perception that she treated the serious matter of four murdered Americans far too flippantly. After laughing several times and making what some interpreted as inappropriate jokes during her testimony, the Democrat presidential candidate capped off the marathon hearing with a celebratory pose that received significant social media feedback.
— John Swinford (@AG2Pearl) October 24, 2015
Numerous critics of her behavior, including MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, believed Clinton showed too much cheerfulness considering the somber events explored during the hearing.
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The image included in the above tweet has since gone on to receive even more attention after being compared to a similar pose from a former president, then caught in his own scandal. While a young Hillary Clinton worked to impeach Richard Nixon over his involvement in the Watergate affair, at least a few Twitter users noticed that she now seems to be mirroring him.
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) October 23, 2015
While a few comments questioned the validity of such a comparison, plenty of others felt it was warranted. After all, this incident is hardly the first time the two divisive politicians have been compared.
— Weasel Zippers (@weaselzippers) October 5, 2015
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