Republican presidential candidate and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal stated in a campaign appearance on Tuesday that former first lady and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is just one email away from serving jail time, as he is one of a few Republican presidential candidates attacking Clinton over her server scandal.
As the former Secretary of State has turned over her private email server that she used while in office to the FBI for investigation, Jindal wasted no time in bashing Clinton for using her private server to send and store classified emails.
Since Clinton swore on an affidavit to a federal judge that she has given up "all" of her government business emails, Jindal told a small gathering in Iowa that all it would take for Clinton to be guilty of perjury is just one lone email slipping out that she did not hand over.
"Hillary Clinton is already under investigation by the FBI," the conservative governor explained. "Now she's signed a sworn affidavit to a federal judge, under penalty of perjury, that she has handed over all of her government business emails, which means that she's one email away from prison time."
"She'd better pray the Chinese government doesn't do a document dump," Jindal jokingly quipped.
Jindal continued his mocking critique by saying that Hillary might be able to learn something from television personality Martha Stewart, who spent five months in jail in 2004 because of an insider trading conviction.
"Maybe her friend Martha Stewart can stop giving her interior decorating advice and give her jailhouse survival tips instead," Jindal continued. "Orange really will be the new black."
On Tuesday, the inspector general for the U.S. Intelligence Community told senior members of Congress that at least two of four classified emails found on Clinton's server were deemed "top secret."
Jindal, who is averaging about 1.2 percent of the Republican presidential vote among five national polls, continued with his lambasting of Clinton on Wednesday in another appearance in Iowa. While speaking at the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale, Iowa, Jindal asked service members whether or not they would expect to be punished for using their personal emails to handle "top secret" information.
"Our nation's top secrets could be on [Clinton's] server. Question for service members — If you had been reckless with the nation's secrets, what would have happened to you?" Jindal asked. "Why should rules be different for Clinton? I'm tired of the political class thinking they're on higher ground."
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker recently released a statement saying that he believes that Clinton's use of her personal server could be a "criminal offense."
"This is a serious and potentially criminal offense that proves Hillary Clinton put her own personal convenience ahead of the safety and security of the American people," Walker stated. "She cannot be trusted to keep America's secrets or its citizens safe, and therefore cannot be trusted to be commander in chief."
Republican candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee also jumped on Clinton for using her personal server and added that former CIA Director David Petraeus was prosecuted for sharing classified information.
"The fact that Hillary Clinton sent 'Top Secret' information from her personal email address is beyond outrageously illegal, it's life-threatening to members of our military and every American citizen," CNN quoted Huckabee as saying. "The same action for anyone serving in the military would mean a court-martial and prison sentence."
Although the FBI and the Justice Department are investigating the Clinton's server use, Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum urged Congress to continue with their investigation because he doesn't believe the Obama administration will really prosecute Clinton.
"While Hillary Clinton clearly believes she is above the law, the Obama Administration has proven it has no interest in enforcing the law," Santorum said in a statement. "Congress needs to utilize its role as an oversight body to get down to the bottom of this scandal because I have little faith the Obama Justice Department will hold the Secretary or any of her staff accountable for their actions."