Recently, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responded to the Harvey Weinstein scandal in the same way as many others on the left: by turning the focus to President Donald Trump.
In an interview with the BBC, Hillary Clinton called out President Trump for his improper behavior with women. “This kind of behavior cannot be tolerated anywhere, whether it’s in entertainment, politics,” she said. “After all, we have someone admitting to being a sexual assaulter in the Oval Office.”
Clinton made these comments in response to Andrew Marr, who asked about her thoughts concerning the allegations of sexual assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein. Marr pointed out the fact that she has routinely dismissed similar allegations against her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Clinton responded by saying “that has all been litigated.” She also said,
“That was subject of a huge investigation in the late ’90s and there were conclusions drawn. That was clearly in the past.”
Clinton was referring to the “Access Hollywood” tape in which Trump boasted about his behavior with women. In the tape, he stated that he could “do anything” to women because he was a star. He later apologized for his comments.
In the interview, the former presidential candidate stated that she was disappointed that the tape did not cost Trump the election,
“The really sad part of the campaign was how this horrific tape, what he said about women in the past, what he said about women during the campaign, was discounted by a lot of voters.”
She also stated that she was “really shocked and appalled” at the Weinstein scandal. “He’s been a supporter — he’s been a funder for all of us, for Obama, for me, for people who have run for office in the United States,” she said. “So it was just disgusting and the stories that have come out are heartbreaking. And I really commend the women who have been willing to step forward now and tell their stories.”
It is understandable that Clinton would want to dismiss the allegations against her husband — they expose her blatant hypocrisy. Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, and Juanita Broaddrick have all accused Bill Clinton of sexual inappropriate behavior. Broaddrick has alleged that the former president actually raped her in a hotel room. She also stated that Hillary Clinton intimidated her into silence after the incident took place.
Hillary opines, “…we have someone admitting to being a sexual assaulter in the Oval Office.” Can she be a champion for women while she’s married to Bill?
When the allegations against Bill Clinton were made, Hillary launched a vicious campaign against the accusers, referring to them as “bimbos.” She did everything in her power to silence, discredit, and slander them. Pretty interesting considering the fact that Clinton once said that female victims of sexual assault “deserved to be believed.”
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway slammed Clinton for her hypocrisy. “She needs to not be a hypocrite about women’s empowerment and what it means to be pro-woman,” Conway said in an appearance Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “She is on a book tour talking about herself and a campaign she lost—not talking about women’s empowerment, she’s not trying to help victims of sexual assault.”
Harvey Weinstein donated significant sums of money to the Clintons over the years. Perhaps this is why she attempted to shift the focus of the conversation to Trump.