During a House oversight hearing on Wednesday, Republican Rep. Steve Chabot indicated to FBI Director James Comey that Hillary Clinton had broken her college’s honor code when she decided to use a private email server, even though she graduated from Wellesley College 40 years before she was appointed secretary of state.
Before the Ohio Rep. began his questioning of Comey, he pointed out that both men graduated from William & Mary.
“Our alma mater is very proud of something called the honor code,” he explained. “It says, ‘As a member of the William and Mary community, I pledge on my honor not to lie cheat or steal either in my academic or in my personal life.’”
Chabot “wondered” if Wellesley College carried the same honor code.
“And I looked it up and they did!” he continued, suggesting that Wellesley students were required to “act with honesty.”
“I’m sure the young women attending Wellesley today and those that have attended it in the past are proud that one of their own could be the next president of the United States,” Chabot surmised. “But a majority of the American people have come to the conclusion that Hillary Clinton is not honest and cannot be trusted.”
After a serious of questions, Chabot came to the conclusion that Clinton was “not honest.”
He then accused Comey of having a “double standard” when it came to handling Clinton.
“I disagree with that characterization,” the FBI director replied. “I actually think if we were to recommend she be prosecuted, that would be a double standard because Mary and Joe at the FBI or some other place if they did this would not be prosecuted.”