St. Augustine, FL – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, issued the following statement regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton–s repeated attempts to minimize the seriousness of the mishandling of classified information on her private server:

"Using an unsecured, private email server to send and receive information at the Top Secret level is absolutely reckless. Secretary Clinton's excuse about the information not being marked classified is completely bogus; anybody with minimal knowledge of intelligence would know that signals intelligence is highly classified.  What is more, Secretary Clinton's mocking of the seriousness of the issue is appalling given that members of the military and intelligence communities have been -- and continue to be -- prosecuted for conduct far less egregious.  Secretary Clinton does not believe the same rules should apply to her as they do to everyone else."