Bobby Jindal criticized Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information saying, “There shouldn’t be a different set of rules for Hillary and her aides than others in the military.”
Jindal, appearing on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday argued that if anyone else in the military would have done the same thing as Hillary “there would have been a court-martial or there would have been maybe even criminal prosecution, there would have certainly been consequences.”
Bobby Jindal: Well, look, Martha, I think there’s a broader question in terms of how Hillary Clinton has handled, and not just her but her staff, how they handled classified information. What’s clear is this, if a Private in the military did had done what they’re accused of doing, there would be real consequences. There shouldn’t be a different set of rules for Hillary and her aides than others in the military, than others that deal with classified information. With Hillary Clinton, it just seems to be one scandal after another. She’s literally one email away from going to jail. She has sworn to a federal judge that she has turned over all of her work sealed emails. What I fear is that maybe we’ll have to go to the Chinese and Russians to actually see her emails. Those hackers may be the only ones that truly have all of her emails.
Martha Raddatz: Should Donald Trump be saying things like that about Huma Abedin?
Jindal: Martha, well look, I think the bigger issue here, the bigger scandal here is the fact that Hillary Clinton seems to think, what difference does it make? She seems to think that the same rules don’t apply to her that apply to the others. That’s the real issue, I don’t think we should be distracted by others. I think the real issue here is, she’s not above the law. The real issue is that if any private in the military or any other government official had handled classified information, the way she is said to have handled classified information, there would have been a court-martial or there would have been maybe even criminal prosecution, there would have certainly been consequences. She shouldn’t be above the law. There shouldn’t be a different set of rules for our elected leaders than the rest of us. I think that is one of the reasons voters are so angry, I think one of the things that Donald Trump has tapped into and other candidates have tapped into, is this frustration the American people have this permanent political elite. Who think the rules don’t apply to them.