Mark Steyn railed against “Queen Hillary” Clinton during an appearance on “Hannity” Tuesday night, saying her EmailGate excuse was “not even good spin” and “doesn’t pass the smell test.”
“Well, this is Queen Mary Antoinette,” Steyn said. “Instead of ‘let them eat cake,’ it’s ‘let them eat spin,’ and not even good spin at that.”
In her first public comments since the EmailGate scandal broke last week, Clinton claimed that it “would have been better” to have used an official government account, but she used the personal one as a “matter of convenience.” Clinton said she wanted to use one phone, though did not explain why she couldn’t set up separate emails in one phone, something reporters took a few seconds to digest when she first uttered the excuse.
“This doesn’t pass any kind of smell test,” he continued. “We’re supposed to be impressed because she turned over 55,000 emails. That works out to about 38 a day while she was secretary of state. The average person in business receives something like 121 business emails a day. So this supposedly high number of emails that she’s turned over doesn’t sound right to me, doesn’t pass the smell test.”
Clinton made her remarks Tuesday afternoon at the United Nations following an event on women’s empowerment, which have already fallen apart in the face of media and Republican scrutiny.
“And everything else, she says she deleted after the State Department requested her emails!” Steyn said. “So she, rather than any government guidelines, has been the arbiter of what emails she’s willing to let into the public record. And Americans are the chumps of the planet for putting up with this.”