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Hillary Clinton Hits Republicans Whining About ‘Cancel Culture’ With A Blast From The Past

The former Democratic presidential nominee struck a sarcastic tone with a withering tweet.

Hillary Clinton reminded Republicans concerned about so-called cancel culture of what they once canceled themselves.

On Twitter, the former secretary of state recalled how Republicans in 2003 renamed French fries in the House cafeterias as “Freedom Fries” to protest French opposition to the war in Iraq. 

“The party of ‘Freedom Fries’ would like you to know that ‘cancel culture’ is a very serious problem,” Clinton, who as a senator voted in favor of the Iraq war, wrote Thursday.

GOP concern over what the right wing has branded cancel culture has ramped up in recent weeks, with conservative lawmakers and TV personalities lately expressing faux outrage about Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ decision to stop the publication of six books containing racist imagery. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tried to blame the company’s decision on President Joe Biden.

The theme of the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, last weekend was “America Uncanceled.”

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes summed up the mood with this montage on Wednesday:

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