Faced with no other choice than to condemn the man who has put vast sums of money toward her political career over the years, Hillary Clinton finally broke her silence on Tuesday regarding the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. However, she forgot one very important detail before opening her trap to claim how “appalled” she was by the Hollywood producer.
“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,” the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said in a statement, released on Twitter by spokesman Nick Merrill, according to Fox News. “The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.”
Statement from Secretary Clinton on Harvey Weinstein: pic.twitter.com/L1l2wl9l0I
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) October 10, 2017
Perhaps Hillary Clinton waited so long to denounce Weinstein’s predatory behavior not only because he is such a high profile Democratic donor but also because she has a track record, which directly contradicts her statement.
Hillary says Weinstein’s actions “cannot be tolerated,” yet she has been married to an alleged rapist for the past 42 years, during which time she has repeatedly “tolerated” his womanizing. She lauds the “courage” of the women who have come forward to expose Weinstein, yet she has done everything in her power over the years to silence the women who have come forward with claims against her own husband.
Just ask Juanita Broaddrick or Paula Jones.
In 1999, after Bill Clinton was impeached for lying about his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky, Broaddrick said the president had raped her when he was Arkansas’ attorney general in 1978. A handful of confidantes said she had told them about the incident when it occurred.
Clinton denied the claim through his attorney, and he was never charged. Some argued that Broaddrick was not credible because she waited 21 years to make the allegation and because she had earlier signed an affidavit denying non-consensual sex or advances by Clinton.
Jones accused Bill Clinton of sexually propositioning her and exposing himself to her while he was governor of Arkansas. She filed a sexual harassment suit against him that was dismissed and still under appeal when Bill Clinton settled with Jones for $850,000 and made no admission of wrongdoing. [Source: Los Angeles Times]
Did some of Bill Clinton’s accusers wait years before saying anything publicly? Sure. However, so did Weinstein’s accusers, and many of them are famous, with the backing of Hollywood feminists and the media. The women Bill Clinton assaulted were up against a much greater hurdle. It was their word against a president’s.
Hillary Clinton claims she wants to “stop this kind of behavior,” yet she has done nothing to stop her own lecherous husband, perhaps one of the most notorious sexual predators of our time. Many believe she has even had some of his accusers threatened in order to squash their allegations.
So, her statement surrounding the Harvey Weinstein scandal falls dreadfully flat. Now, if she chose to give up all the money he gave her over the years, we might take her a bit more seriously. Until then, she’s just an enabler and an opportunist.