The GOP-run account mockingly wished Democratic 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton a happy birthday with the news. Clinton turned 73 on Monday.
Amy Coney Barrett, confirmed. Happy Birthday, @HillaryClinton!
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) October 27, 2020
Clinton did not respond directly to the committee’s post.
Instead, she criticized Senate Republicans for pushing through a justice “who will help them take away Americans’ health care in the middle of a pandemic.” “For them, this is victory,” she added. “Vote them out.”
Senate Republicans just pushed through a Supreme Court justice who will help them take away Americans’ health care in the middle of a pandemic.
For them, this is victory.
Vote them out.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 27, 2020
But hundreds of Twitter users were appalled by the post from the committee, whose ranking member is Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
You are hideous people. Hijackers of justice. Genocidal dictator apologists. Faux leaders who turn the other cheek to bounties on our soldiers. I hope your pearl-wearing agent of the patriarchy was worth it when you all lose your jobs.
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) October 27, 2020
Did someone hack this account?
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 27, 2020
You are fine examples for our children
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) October 27, 2020
All this focus on Clinton has me concerned she won’t win the 2020 election. Smart of the GOP to troll her childishly about the new justice in a stolen seat who’s going to take our health insurance away during a deadly pandemic. It’s almost as good as their 2018 election strategy. https://t.co/5h8rM2Mtq9
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) October 27, 2020
Did you see this tweet from the Republicans tonight?
I’ve been telling you for FOUR YEARS now.
A large percentage of these people are F SCUMBAGS.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) October 27, 2020
Tape this to your bathroom mirror. Let it rage inspire you to fight for every vote, every seat, every woman. https://t.co/OtBHjESd28
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) October 27, 2020
You reap what you sow.
— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) October 27, 2020
Imagine an entire political party having the emotional intelligence of a petty six year old who didn’t get invited to a birthday party — oh, wait, I didn’t have to imagine.
— Amanda Webster (@AmandaWebsterCT) October 27, 2020
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) October 27, 2020
230,000+ Americans are dead and millions more are sick or have lost their jobs. Yet “owning the libs” is the GOP’s top priority. https://t.co/AjDZuhhj0J
— African American Policy Forum (@AAPolicyForum) October 27, 2020
The GOP has gone full Trump. They LOVE nothing more than to cheat the system and shit talk afterward. https://t.co/TytjeOZa9m
— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) October 27, 2020
THEY ARE GLOATING. Giddy that they pulled off the Heist of the Century.
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) October 27, 2020
Never underestimate their capacity for petty hatred https://t.co/j3DAjmboT1
— Greg Jericho (@GrogsGamut) October 27, 2020
As someone who was a Republican when it was a principles based party, I am repulsed by its current juvenilism. Why don’t you all grow up?
— Steve Metz (@steven_metz) October 27, 2020
What an absolutely bizarre and psychopathic way to “celebrate” the “victory” of getting another right-winger onto the SCOTUS bench. Thanks for reminding millions to VOTE OUT the GOP at all levels of government.
— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@murray_nyc) October 27, 2020
I’m screenshotting this and I will absolutely shove it up your asses over and over and over in 2021.
You are going to HATE next year.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) October 27, 2020