You can’t make this stuff up.
Hillary Clinton said on Monday that victims of sexual assault have the “right to be believed,” a shift from how the Clintons and their aides have previously treated women and girls who have made sexual assault accusations.
During a speech at the University of Northern Iowa, Clinton spoke out strongly for the rights of sexual assault victims and said she pledged to work to address the problem on college campuses.
“I want to send a message to all of the survivors,” she said. “Don’t let anyone silence your voice, you have the right to be heard, the right be believed, and we are with you as you go forward.”
The comments are a reversal from how the Clintons have responded to sexual assault accusations throughout their careers.
Staying at the now-defunct Camelot Inn, Broaddrick said, she called the campaign headquarters and eventually talked with Clinton on the telephone. She later recalled he said he was not going to his headquarters that day and suggested they meet in the hotel coffee shop instead.
Arriving later in the lobby, he called and asked if they could have coffee in her room instead because there were too many reporters in the lobby, Broaddrick said. “Stupid me, I ordered coffee to the room,” she said. “I thought we were going to talk about the campaign.”
As she tells the story, they spent only a few minutes chatting by the window — Clinton pointed to an old jail he wanted to renovate if he became governor — before he began kissing her. She resisted his advances, she said, but soon he pulled her back onto the bed and forcibly had sex with her. She said she did not scream because everything happened so quickly. Her upper lip was bruised and swollen after the encounter because, she said, he had grabbed onto it with his mouth.
“The last thing he said to me was, ‘You better get some ice for that.’ And he put on his sunglasses and walked out the door,” she recalled.
Denials were all around:
“Any allegation that the president assaulted Ms. Broaddrick more than 20 years ago is absolutely false,” Clinton’s personal attorney, David E. Kendall, said in a statement released by the White House yesterday. “Beyond that we are not going to comment.”
Yes the same Kendall who assured us all the work related emails were handed over.
Except for those five months.
How very different was Bill Clinton’s treatment following the revelation:
Women have solidly supported President Clinton through the Lewinsky scandal and the impeachment trial. On balance, we thought he was good on so-called women’s issues and were not willing to turn our backs on him based solely on a consensual relationship with a young intern. Despite this history of loyalty, feminists need to take a much harder look at Mr. Clinton in the wake of Juanita Broaddrick’s allegations.
Here, in a nutshell, is the problem: Ms. Broaddrick says the president raped her. Her word alone should be sufficient to require a serious response from the president, particularly in light of the support he has enjoyed from feminists and female voters. Instead, the president had his lawyer, David Kendall, issue a perfunctory statement that the charges were “absolutely false”–a statement Mr. Kendall is in no position to verify–and has refused to answer any specific questions. In essence, the president is suggesting that Juanita Broaddrick’s corroborated word is not “evidence” and therefore does not merit a response.
Yet one woman’s word is enough to prosecute a rapist. Rape cases are routinely won or lost when a victim takes the stand to accuse the defendant of the crime. Indeed, the law explicitly permits a jury to convict a rapist on the word of the victim alone if her testimony is deemed credible. And anyone who watched Juanita Broaddrick’s NBC News interview with Lisa Myers would have to conclude that, at a minimum, Ms. Broaddrick was a credible accuser.
Ms. Broaddrick’s accusations are even more troubling than a classic “he said, she said,” rape allegation, because there is more evidence than just one woman’s word. Her story is corroborated. She immediately told a friend about the rape; this same friend saw her immediately after her visit from Arkansas’s then-attorney general. Her lip was swollen and blue from the alleged assault. She saw Ms. Broaddrick’s pantyhose, which were torn in the crotch area. Ms. Broaddrick also told several other people that Mr. Clinton had raped her. But still, the only word from the president himself is an arrogant no-comment.
Bill Clinton was a serial sexual predator, yet his victims were relegated to “bimbo” status. Bill Clinton’s sexual assault and harassment were even defended by the likes of Gloria Steinem. Bubba could do no wrong. She even went so far as to assert that Bill Clinton was entitled to a “free one.” Follow the link to see what a real war on woman looks like.
These are the same dirtbags who now scream about women’s rights, led by the same lying harridan who called Monica Lewinsky a “narcissistic looney tune.”
And the Clintons did have to cough up $800,000 for Paula Jones to settle a sexual harassment claim.
Hillary can stick all this newfound empathy where the sun don’t shine.
To paraphrase James Carville, “You drag $200,000 through the State Department, you nevah know what you gonna get…”
Bill Cosby is facing the music now. Why isn’t Bill Clinton? Is it because he’s white?