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Everyone's Trolling Mike Pence With Own Words On Hillary After His Email Hack

Like many Republicans, Vice President Mike Pence was highly critical of Hillary Clinton during the US presidential campaign for her use of a private email server.

Screenshot of a tweet about Mike Pence saying not to elect Hillary Clinton as president.

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They were apparently OK with the fact Trump bragged about sexual assault, attacked a Gold Star family, attacked John McCain for being a POW in Vietnam, tweeted absurd and racist things, was endorsed by the KKK and called for a ban on Muslims entering the US, among other things, but nothing in the world would stop them from talking about Clinton's emails.

But, as it turns out, Pence was also once guilty of irresponsible email use while serving as governor of Indiana.

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The tables have turned, and Pence is a massive hypocrite.

Mike Pence used a private email as governor of Indiana, and it was hacked last summer.


According to The Indianapolis Star, Pence used an AOL account to conduct public business, including discussions on sensitive topics and homeland security issues.

Long story short: Pence and other Republicans spent months criticizing Clinton over her emails, calling her the “the most dishonest candidate for president of the United States since Richard Nixon,” and he was guilty of the very same thing.


People are calling out the hypocrisy of Pence and the GOP on social media, and #PenceEmails was a top trending topic on Twitter on Friday, March 3.

Screenshot of a tweet about Mike Pence.

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Screenshot of a tweet about Mike Pence.

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Screenshot of a tweet about Mike Pence.

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People are also having a conversation about how misogyny was a large part of the reason conservatives wouldn't stop attacking Clinton over her emails.

Screenshot of a tweet about Mike Pence.

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Screenshot of a tweet about Mike Pence.

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Screenshot of a tweet about Mike Pence.

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Screenshot of a tweet about Mike Pence.

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We have to fight the sexism in politics.

This is hardly the first time we've caught a politician being hypocritical, and Republicans certainly do not have a monopoly on hypocrisy — Democrats are guilty of it, too.

Perhaps more importantly, this is a huge reminder of the rampant sexism that drove much of the negativity toward Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Yes, there were definitely people who disagreed with her on an ideological basis, but the narrative surrounding her emails was hyperbolic, and the habitual attempts to paint her as profoundly untrustworthy were blatantly misogynistic.

Powerful women are frequently depicted as having sinister motives or being dishonest, and, more often than not, it's a direct product of sexism.

If we hope to build a society that truly promotes and upholds gender equality, this needs to stop.

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Citations: Pence used personal email for state business — and was hacked (The Indianapolis Star)

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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