One day ahead of the California Primary, voters are waking up to the headline “Clinton Arrested for DUI in California.”
No, the arrested Clinton is not Hillary or Bill. Rather, the Clinton arrested Sunday night, two days before the Tuesday primary, for driving under the influence is none other than Bill’s half-brother, Roger, who has frequently been a thorn in the side of the Clintons with his behavior.
The 59-year old Clinton was arrested in Redondo Beach, which is 20 miles from Los Angeles. He was taken into custody and bail was set at $15,000. Clinton was released from jail on Monday morning at 9:45 local time after posting bail. He has to appear in court on September 2.
When Bill Clinton was president, Roger’s code name, given by the Secret Service, was “Headache,” due to his troublesome behavior. He was convicted of cocaine possession in 1985 but his brother, Bill, gave him a presidential pardon in 2001 thereby expunging his record.
Roger Clinton’s name almost immediately began trending on Twitter following news of his arrest. It didn’t take long for people to chime in on the conversation.
Roger Clinton arrested for DUI. I wish you could get arrested for leading a country under the influence (of special interests).
— Lisa Vikingstad (@LisaVikingstad) June 6, 2016
Were I in that family I would drink to excess too: Roger Clinton–DUI Arrest in Calif … Impeccable Timing MUG SHOT https://t.co/OpALpFFSfQ
— Scott St. Clair (@PiperScott1949) June 6, 2016
REMEMBER ROGER CLINTON? His criminal record disappeared. Bill fixed it. Then, Roger was arrested for DUI. Rich… https://t.co/RaUwgPF0Ij
— BorderCollieGuy (@brent_kellogg) June 6, 2016
One person, rightfully so, asked why this is big news that should concern Hillary while wild-eyed socialist Bernie Sanders’ wife Jane bankrupted a college and received little media coverage.
Explain how Roger Clinton impacts Hillary but Jane Sander’s bankrupting a college doesn’t impact Bernie?
— Xultar (@Xultar) June 6, 2016
The Clintons have not commented on the arrest and, shockingly, at least as of this moment, neither has presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.