Perhaps Queen Hillary suffers from the social phobia known as bashful bladder?
The great mystery of why Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton was late returning to the stage during Saturday evening’s presidential debate appeared to center on bathroom privileges, as in not being willing to share the loo with the great unwashed?
The Boston Globe reported that a staffer for Clinton’s rival, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, got to the restroom before Clinton during the commercial break and the candidate waited for the ladies’ room to clear out before taking care of her business.
The facility did have multiple stalls, the Globe noted.
.@HillaryClinton’s brief absence at the Democratic debate explained https://t.co/IceAKcDuqw pic.twitter.com/NuxKkMDlws
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) December 21, 2015
The O’Malley staffer, deputy campaign manager Lis Smith, had nothing to say about the alleged incident.
When Clinton finally returned to the stage — to ABC’s credit, they went on without her — she offered the live TV audience a one word apology: “Sorry.”
Apparently bathrooms are a big deal for Team Hillary because a “top staffer” was pre-positioned outside the facility to keep the unworthy at bay during breaks, according to the Globe. But this person — likely a former Clinton staffer now — reportedly gave Smith the go-ahead to use the facility.
Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill ruled out safety, telling the Globe there wasn’t a security reason keeping her from sharing a bathroom. He offered no other comments.
Social media users had a little harmless fun with the incident, but let’s hope there’s no medical reason at play. Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@BostonGlobe @HillaryClinton It took 24hours to come up with that? Nobody let her go to the front of the line? LOL
— Scotti (@deejjj234) December 21, 2015
@BostonGlobe @HillaryClinton when you snooze, you lose. Right, Billary? She knows all about sleeping on the job!
— Steven Markowitz (@TheRealNickAir) December 21, 2015
LOL. Clinton was late returning to the debate stage because she refused to share restroom w an O’Malley staffer https://t.co/UQ7LpPMMzL
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) December 21, 2015
@DLoesch Too bad this wasn’t Trump or Rubio or Cruz – cause the it would be headline news.
— Chris Tsotsoros (@ctsotsoros) December 21, 2015
V @DLoesch Not defending Hillary, but she probably didn’t want the O’Malley staffer recording her dropping a deuce & posting it on youtube.
— Jeff (@JeffinPhx) December 21, 2015
Claw hygiene is important. @melissadawes @DLoesch
— MBCッ (@MoonbatCatnip) December 21, 2015
@DLoesch She doesn’t show the family jewels to just anybody.
— Jonathan T. Lovitt (@jonygitar) December 21, 2015
@DLoesch Surprise! (Not) @HillaryClinton won’t use the loo with regular folks because she is part of the privileged class she rails against.
— thevicar (@thevicar) December 21, 2015
@DLoesch She thinks she’s a Queen. Four years of this BS? God help us.
— CaliforniaCruzin’ (@SBSportsDiva) December 21, 2015
Wait.Hillary CLinton refuses to use a restroom with an O’Malley staffer but Dems say our daughters must share restroom with men in dresses?!
— Chance Nunn (@ChanceNunn) December 21, 2015
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