A political action committee aimed at thwarting Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions ran a Facebook post last week suggesting that the prospect of a 2016 bid by the former secretary of state is enough to induce suicidal thoughts.
The Stop Hillary PAC, which just unveiled its leadership team earlier this week, posted the image (shown below) on July 18. The top half of the image includes a photo of the former New York senator and first lady next to the caption “Hillary Clinton 2016,” while the bottom half shows Stewie Griffin — the precocious baby in the hit animated comedy “Family Guy” — holding a gun in his mouth.
Garrett Marquis, a spokesperson for the Stop Hillary PAC, told TPM by phone that the group hasn’t received any pushback over the image.
“We’ve gotten some funny exchanges,” Marquis said. “The reality is it’s a cartoon. It’s not a cartoon that we created.”
He added: “The underlying message is that if it’s another two, four, eight years of Hillary Clinton, we need to do something about that now. The serious issue is Hillary Clinton, and the machine that backs Bill and Hillary Clinton.”
This post has been updated.