Where was Hillary?
For all the criticism in the media about Republican lawmakers not participating in the ceremony Saturday marking the 50th anniversary of the iconic civil rights march in Selma, Ala., there was little curiosity about the whereabouts of the prominent Democratic politician.
(Not that it will get much play, but Politico reported that 23 Republican House and Senate members were expected to attend the event, along with former President George W. Bush.)
As it turns out, the probable 2016 Democratic presidential nominee was just 618 miles away, as the crow flies, attending a Clinton Global Initiative event in Miami — husband Bill and daughter Chelsea were also in attendance, according to CBS Miami.
The Clinton’s were on hand to discuss global issues with more than 1,000 students at the University of Miami in Coral Gables — the former secretary of state spoke on Saturday evening, with the 42nd president of the United States set to speak on Sunday.
Covering her bases politically, Clinton marked the anniversary of the event in Selma, calling it “a historic anniversary of the long march towards equality and a more perfect union. But also recommitting to carry the cause forward into the 21st century,” MSNBC reported.
She did not touch on the political storm swirling around her controversial use of private email accounts while serving in the Obama administration.
Clinton also utilized social media to comment on Selma, as seen on Twitter:
Watched @repjohnlewis & @BarackObama in #Selma. Let’s answer their call to keep fighting for voting rights, civil rights, & human rights.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 7, 2015
But as other social media users showed, there’s a big difference between watching and being there. Oh, and this little email thing doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.
Here is a sampling of snarky responses, as seen on Twitter:
@HillaryClinton And transparency, I hope.
— Mohammad Shouman ن (@MohammadShouman) March 7, 2015
@HillaryClinton @AntonioFrench @repjohnlewis @BarackObama “watched”? Maybe you could call George and Laura Bush for details? — TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) March 7, 2015
@HillaryClinton @AntonioFrench @repjohnlewis @BarackObama Where was Hillary today? Why is Hillary above law on emails? Benghazi matters — D Kramer (@DesireeSeattle) March 7, 2015
@HillaryClinton Why weren’t YOU there Hillary? If you think this will be forgotten by AAs along with many other things you’re dreaming. — Pamela Jones (@goodnewsgoddess) March 7, 2015
@HillaryClinton Glad you could watch from your Clinton Initiative fundraiser. #Priorities #Selma — Corey Clayton (@CoreyClayton) March 7, 2015
Why weren’t you at #Selma50 today? No one agree to your $250K appearance fee & rider? @HillaryClinton @repjohnlewis https://t.co/uhSFi7E6KY — Rick (@StrokesofCandor) March 7, 2015
.@HillaryClinton *you watched* @repjohnlewis @BarackObama instead of standing *with*. One more time showing terrible judgement.#Selma50 — scotia626 (@scotia626) March 7, 2015
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