In addition to making the laughable claim that she is the most transparent person ever, Democrat presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton made an equally ridiculous claim that she is the ultimate D.C. outsider.
Clinton made the claim on CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday when asked about the American people's desire for a political outsider.
"I cannot imagine anyone being more of an outsider than the first woman president," Clinton said. "I mean really, let’s think about that… all these mothers and fathers bring me the place mats with all the presidents and they bring their daughters they say, my daughter has a question for you. the daughter says, how come there are no girls on this place mat? So I think that’s a pretty big unconventional choice."
"I know you’re asking do we want people who have never been elected to anything, who have no political experience, who never made any hard choices in the public arena," the scandal-plagued candidate continued. "Voters will have to decide that."
Critics of Clinton labeled this statement a sort of "Jimmy Fallon joke," as her record shows that she is, in fact, the ultimate DC insider.
Back in 2007, Clinton claimed during her presidential run then that she had 35 years of political experience, contradicting her claim on Sunday that she's an outsider.
Clinton served on the House Judiciary committee in 1974 to impeach President Richard Nixon over the Watergate scandal, and was kicked off of the committee because of lies and unethical behavior.
Clinton has also served on the board of directors in the federal agency Legal Services Corporation after being appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1977. As first lady to President Bill Clinton, she was very active in several of his initiatives, most notably in trying to pass universal healthcare, dubbed "Hillarycare" at the time. She failed to pass it. Clinton was also a central figure throughout the scandals that popped up during the Clinton presidency, including Travelgate, Whitewater and running the spin operation during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, calling the whole thing a "vast, right-wing conspiracy."
After her tenure as first lady, she went on to serve as senator of New York for eight years and secretary of state for four years under President Barack Obama. Clinton's tentacles can be seen throughout various think-tanks and media outlets in Washington, D.C., including Center for American Progress and Media Matters for America. Clinton is also close with Democrat National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She also hasn't driven a car since 1996.
Her record as the ultimate D.C. insider would likely explain why voters view Clinton as out-of-touch.
As Katie Pavlich noted, "Despite what Hillary Clinton would like everyone to believe, being a woman isn't an accomplishment and being a woman is not the equivalent of being an outsider."