Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton snubbed the call for a bipartisan de-escalation of heated rhetoric and instead tweeted a message calling Republicans the "death party" Friday.
Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this bill, they're the death party. https://t.co/jCStfOaBjy— Hillary Clinton (@Hillary Clinton)1498253967.0
The tweet read, "Forget death panels. If Republicans pass this bill, they're the death party."
It appeared to reference the controversy over "death panels" that conservatives feared would be instituted in the Obamacare legislation passed by Democrats. While the media and the left called it hysteria on the part of Republicans, Clinton seems eager to employ even worse rhetoric against the health care bill just released by Senate Republicans.
Her tweet linked to a study by left-wing think tank claiming that their analysis of the CBO scoring of the Republican bill indicated that between 18,100 and 27,700 deaths would result from decreases in health care coverage in 2026.
The study also claimed the Republican bill would result in 217,000 deaths over a decade.
Clinton's "death party" tweet was met with ire on social media, including that from conservatives who thought it was inappropriate to tweet such an incendiary message after the Scalise shooting.
Beneath contempt. But absolutely mainstream in Democratic politics today. https://t.co/T7gd5JxMS1— Guy Benson (@Guy Benson)1498254795.0
2020 Hillary Clinton: "Forget death party. If Republicans win in November, they will sacrifice your children to Sat… https://t.co/UsafDqZ1pH— jerylbier (@jerylbier)1498260796.0
Says the woman who had Gaddafi killed and threw his country into chaos (Libya). Now they have open air slave market… https://t.co/cNPgkzuLT5— 👽 Special Agent Fox Mulder ANTIFA Comms Spec. 👽 (@👽 Special Agent Fox Mulder ANTIFA Comms Spec. 👽)1498261220.0
That's weird considering someone from your party literally just tried to murder a bunch of Republicans a week ago... https://t.co/JjbARhLOta— Derek Hunter (@Derek Hunter)1498259234.0
Says the woman who won a Lifetime Achievement Award from an organization that dismembers babies https://t.co/J0uvfsRR6Z— Daniel Darling (@Daniel Darling)1498257466.0
OFFICIAL DEATH PARTY THREAD What are you bringing to the death party? I'm bringing a map to Wisconsin and a case o… https://t.co/yl49BG5bQC— Comfortably Smug (@Comfortably Smug)1498258344.0
Everybody who is not me is literally coming to murder you https://t.co/QMuUAMjN3X— David Burge (@David Burge)1498257669.0
Out: It's time to tone down the rhetoric in Washington. (from last week) In: The GOP is literally going to kill ev… https://t.co/AEwHA0zMud— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan)1498255214.0
The tweet comes just a day after fellow Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts was similarly brutalized on social media over her tone-deaf tweet.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) is still recovering from the nearly lethal shooting. His condition has improved to fair, and he was able to leave the intensive care unit Thursday.