Hillary Clinton Faces Criticism for Comparing D-Day to Voting

 June 6, 2024

Hillary Clinton has been criticized widely after her recent post on the social media platform X.

According to the Washington Examiner, Hillary Clinton drew intense backlash for her comments on the 80th anniversary of D-Day, likening the event to the forthcoming election day when votes will be cast against Donald Trump.

A Controversial Post on a Historic Day

On June 6, 2024, the former U.S. Secretary of State took to her X account to honor the 80th anniversary of D-Day, a pivotal event during World War II. Clinton's post stated:

Eighty years ago today, thousands of brave Americans fought to protect democracy on the shores of Normandy,” and added, “This November, all we have to do is vote.

The inclusion of contemporary political commentary in her commemoration quickly ignited sharp rebukes from various figures, predominantly from the Republican party. The controversial comparison was perceived as minimizing the sacrifices made by World War II veterans.

Backlash from Political Figures and Commentators

Prominent Republican critics such as Senator Tommy Tuberville expressed their dismay, condemning the comparison as overly dramatic and misguided considering the historical context of D-Day.

Senator Tommy Tuberville remarked, “These Dems couldn’t be more dramatic and deranged. They’re comparing storming the beaches of Normandy on #dday to voting against Trump.”

Representative Pat Fallon and Senator Marsha Blackburn echoed similar sentiments, calling the post “shameless and deranged” and “disrespectful to our WWII heroes,” respectively. They argued that the severity of the event and the courage displayed by soldiers 80 years ago should not be equated to the act of voting.

Conservative commentator Dana Loesch also criticized Clinton’s gesture, linking it with past political controversies. In her response, Loesch highlighted a perceived misunderstanding and disrespect of the significance of WWII efforts.

Dana Loesch stated:

In 2016 you attempted to undo everything they fought for by partnering with Fusion GPS to launder discredited opposition in the press and merchandise it into surveillance warrants on enemies through FISA. Were my WWII vet grandparents alive today they’d slam this.

Response to Disabled Comments

In an apparent move to forestall negative feedback, Clinton disabled replies on her post for anyone she doesn't follow. This action did not go unnoticed and drew additional criticism. Bryan Griffin, communications director for Governor Ron DeSantis, remarked on this choice, sarcastically questioning why she would disable comments if her post was genuine.

Amidst this flood of condemnation, the Republicans are preparing for their national convention on July 15, while the general election is slated for November 5, 2024. The ongoing presence of Donald Trump in the political arena, referenced indirectly by Clinton, promises to keep the debates heated as the election approaches.

In conclusion, Hillary Clinton’s attempt to parallel the bravery of D-Day soldiers with the act of voting has not only stirred controversy among politicians and commentators but has also intensified the dialogue around the sanctity of historical memory and electoral responsibilities. As November nears, the unfolding political drama continues to captivate and divide public opinion.

About Victor Winston

Victor is a freelance writer and researcher who focuses on national politics, geopolitics, and economics.

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