After Republicans around the nation portrayed then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s practice of using a private email account to conduct public business as the scandal of the century, elected Republicans in Kansas are defending their own right to do exactly the same thing.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a Republican, says that state officials are permitted to use private email accounts to conduct public business, and that those emails are not subject to public scrutiny through the Kansas Open Records Act.
The Kansas State Senate, which is heavily dominated by Republicans, voted in March to strike down a bill that would have made these private emails open to the public.
At this point, Fox News should either blast Kansas Republicans the way they did Hillary Clinton, who did eventually release her emails to the public, or admit that they really only care about government transparency when they want to attack a Democrat.
And just for the record, it was wrong when Hillary did it, and it is wrong now, while Kansas Republicans are doing it.