A photo of a public sighting of Hillary Clinton is going viral. The former Secretary of State and losing Democrat candidate for president of the United States was spotted in the cabin of a commercial aircraft unlike the expensive private jets of the campaign trail.
Excuse me hi nothing exciting ever happens in my life but Hillary Clinton just walked past me &boarded my plane WHAT pic.twitter.com/8cPJX3JryC
— Michelle Karmazin (@mkarma123) March 3, 2017
The photo of Hillary flying from Boston’s Logan Airport to New York’s LaGuardia was taken on Friday, March 3, by Caitlin Quigley, a manager for the New York-based LGBTQ heath care center Callen-Lorde, Huffington Post reported.
Hillary’s liberal fans jumped on the tweeted photo, with many remarking on the fact that she was seen reading Friday’s issue of USA Today, something they felt was “ironic” because its front page featured a story on Vice President Mike Pence’s use of a private email address when he was Governor of Indiana. Hillary fans were upset that she had been beset by accusations of breaking national security laws by using a private email server hidden in her New York home when she was Obama’s Secretary of State.
— Pere Noel (@RealSaintNick6) March 3, 2017
Of course, there is little “irony” or even many similarities in the two email stories. Pence’s use of private email was not illegal nor was he emailing secret State Department information.
On Friday, Pence told the media that there is “no comparison whatsoever between Hillary Clinton’s practice of having a private server” and “mishandling classified information, destroying emails when they were requested by the Congress and by officials.”
Even Time magazine noted that “the Mike Pence and Hillary Clinton Email Stories are not the same.”
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