Hillary Clinton Mocks GOP Politicians Agitated By Protesters

Hillary Clinton's dreams of the presidency may be shot, but the former Secretary of State isn't about to keep quiet. She recently shamed members of Congress for their behavior with a harsh tweet.

Clinton has largely kept out of the limelight since her unexpected election loss, but she's occasionally popping up to make a comment about the new administration and House of Representatives. This week, Clinton had a short but pointed criticism for Congress: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the... Congress," she tweeted.

The tweet was accompanied by a link to an article in the Kansas City Star that urged representatives to suck it up and show up at town hall meetings with their constituents. With protests across the country, congressmen and women have been avoiding face-to-face meetings with angry and frightened locals. Crowds of protesters have swarmed their representatives' offices, only to be ignored.

"Representing the people means showing up, even when the exchange may not be among friends," read the Kansas Star article.

President Donald Trump has complained about protesters, accusing them of largely being paid to stir the pot by liberal organizations. "The so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous cases, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!" he tweeted Tuesday night.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed the president's position. "Some people are clearly upset, but there is a bit of professional protester, manufactured base in there," Spicer said. "But obviously there are people who are upset, but I also think that when you look at some of these districts and some of these things, that it is not representative of a member's district."

Many of the protesters come from a group called 'Indivisible Guide'; it's made up of former congressional staffers who aim to train people to organize political demonstrations.

"The overwhelming thing that we've heard is that this is the first time so many Indivisible group members have been politically active – up until the election of Donald Trump they had never called their member of Congress or attended a town hall," said Sarah Dohl, Indivisible board member, to the Daily Mail. "What we've seen over the past several weeks is Americans showing up to make their voices heard on issues we should all be concerned about."

Source: MailOnline
Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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