The recent wave of angry Democrats demanding that “offensive” statues be taken down has been overwhelming. In an ironic twist, the latest statue targeted with demands of removal is one very special to none other than Hillary Clinton.
Conservatives are protesting a statue of another well-known American figure shrouded in controversy: Bill Clinton. The 42nd president is commemorated in a statue located in Rapid City, South Dakota. Clinton is the only president from modern times who was impeached, having been so for lying under oath. Besides being a proven liar, he is also an alleged sexual predator in a number of cases, according to Independent Journal Review.
There have been at least 10 cases where Clinton has allegedly demonstrated sexual misconduct. All of these cases were resolved in different ways, but the details of the disturbing claims are fairly consistent throughout.
Now, conservatives around the country are concerned with the equality of outrage. Many are questioning why it is unacceptable to have a historical war figure enshrined in a political statue, but acceptable to the same people to enshrine someone accused of rape.
People are speaking out against the left-wing hypocrisy. Twitter user @SparkleSoup45 posted a picture of the statue on her Twitter page with a caption that reads “This statue of Bill Clinton should be destroyed immediately. He is a rapist. It offends me / said not one liberal hypocrite ever.”
Another user named @evysilverbird pointed out that “This statue of Rapist Bill Clinton is in Rapid City, South Dakota. Must come down. It has no right being part of our History. He’s a RAPIST”.
One of the most outspoken people regarding this issue is none other than Juanita Broaddrick, who claimed that Clinton raped her in the 1970s. According to Breitbart, Broaddrick stated that she would love to personally use a sledgehammer on the statue, “with the help of Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones,” who were also alleged victims of Clinton.
Jones stood behind Broaddrick and said that all women should be offended by the statue in Rapid City. She said that she would love the chance to pull down the statue of the former president.
Despite the vehement demands of people to remove the statue of Bill Clinton, they are still more civil than the Left has been on the issue. In some cases, protesters have taken the law into their own hands to vandalize and destroy these historical monuments, though many were arrested for their crimes.
It begs the question–are Democrats really angry about the Confederate statues, or is this a poor attempt by them to see if they could get away with it, to force their “outrage” into consensus? There is no doubt that the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville was tragic. But just as tragic was the intolerant and unnecessary violence that took place that day.
At the end of the day, the statues do not breed the white supremacist mindset. Removing the statues will only put us in the direction of slowly forgetting our history.
President Trump released a series of tweets regarding the Democrats who attempted to hostilely expunge the Confederate statues from the public square. The beginning, and most important, states: “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.”
Indeed, Mr. President. Indeed.