Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas says Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state shows she is "an idiot" and "a liar too."
"Hillary Clinton and her media machine try to dismiss but anybody who understands anything about how email works — and this is millennials in particular who grew up on the Internet — know that you're an idiot to keep sensitive information on a server in your house," Farenthold said on 1440 KEYS radio in Corpus Christi.
Prior to serving in Congress, Farenthold was a longtime computer consultant, and once owned the domain Blow-Me.org (which he relinquished this year).
"It's hard enough for government to secure servers," added Farenthold, citing the hack of the Office of Personnel Management and private sector hacks of companies like Sony.
"To think that Mrs. Clinton could secure something like that in her home is ludicrous," he continued.
The Texas congressman noted he thought it showed an incredible "lack of judgement," saying her emails contained clearly labeled classified and sensitive information that was vulnerable to hacking.
"It's more evidence that just like President Obama, Hillary Clinton is a liar too," he concluded.
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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