Hillary Clinton Threw So Much Shade at James Comey's 'Elect More Women' Tweet Without Even Saying a Word
In the final days of the 2016 election, then-FBI director James Comey announced that the agency would reopen the investigation into Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as Secretary of State—a scandal that had plagued her for years.
The announcement came after the agency uncovered relevant emails on the laptop of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who was married to Huma Abedin, a top Clinton aide, at the time.
The FBI found no additional evidence from the emails, but the damage to Clinton's reputation was already done. Many, including Clinton herself, believe the agency's public revival of the investigation played a key factor in swaying the electoral college to an upset victory for Trump.
Comey eventually found himself in the ill graces of Trump and his allies before leaving the FBI.
On Tuesday, Comey took to Twitter to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment, and called on Americans to elect more women.
#19thAmendment is an important anniversary but the vote is not enough. We need more women in office. VP and Virginia governor are good next steps. pic.twitter.com/1Ijm2GwBap
— James Comey (@Comey) August 18, 2020
This didn't sit well with the countless Clinton supporters who believe Comey's public announcement lost her the election.
Soon enough, Clinton tweeted her own response.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 18, 2020
The former Secretary of State replied with a GIF of her interview on Between Two Ferns, a comedic talk show hosted by actor Zach Galifianakis.
The Twitterverse applauded her shade.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 19, 2020
I love this new Hillary. Savage.
— Alliburger (@Alliburger2) August 18, 2020
You need to update your bio to include Master Shade Thrower. #StillWithHer
— Lesley Abravanel🆘 (@lesleyabravanel) August 18, 2020
I told y'all, my girl's social media game is unmatched.
— 💛🐝 Lauren-Ashley Howard (@LaurenAshley087) August 18, 2020
THAT'S A WRAP FOLKS
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) August 19, 2020
And they were none too pleased with Comey.
Please stop. I beg you.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 18, 2020
You have some nerve.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) August 18, 2020