Hillary Clinton's campaign encountered heavy backlash Sunday night shortly after tweeting a statement made by Clinton during the fourth Democratic primary debate.
"There should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail," Clinton told the moderators during the first hour of the debate Sunday.
Within seconds, the remark was tweeted out to the former secretary of state's five-plus million Twitter followers.
"There should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail." —Hillary #DemDebate— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 18, 2016
And the response was not what Clinton's campaign had hoped for.
@HillaryClinton That includes you, Hillary.— Alyssa Birchfield (@alyssambirch) January 18, 2016
@HillaryClinton that goes for you also, Hillary you committed a crime when you failed to protect classified information— FIRE THEM ALL- 2016 (@SandraHartle) January 18, 2016
@HillaryClinton "No individual too big to jail" - I can't believe she just tweeted that with a straight face— Alxandro (@Alxandro) January 18, 2016
Clinton has defended herself against numerous scandals and sought to decrease voters' distrust in her since she launched her second bid for the White House in April. Several reports last week signaled an expansion of the FBI investigation into the private email server Clinton kept during her tenure as secretary of state.