Hillary Clinton found herself in the familiar position of defending someone close to her who is a sexual predator on Friday.
The former Democrat presidential nominee spoke to WABC Radio’s Rita Cosby and attempted to divert attention from the sexual assault allegations against Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., who she called “a friend,” by citing allegations against President Donald Trump and Republican Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore.
“We have a man who’s accused of sexual assault sitting in the Oval Office don’t we?” she said. “And the very credible accusations against him have not been taken seriously.”
Perhaps she thinks her husband is still the president.
Clinton said that there is a “contrast” between Sen. Franken, who accepted responsibility for what he had done and apologized, and the president and Moore.
“I don’t hear that from Roy Moore or Donald Trump,” she said. “Look at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologizing, and Roy Moore and Donald Trump, who have done neither.”
Sen. Franken has been accused of forcibly kissing former Playboy model Leeann Tweeden during a USO tour in 2006, and photo evidence showed him grabbing her breasts as she slept.
But that didn’t matter to the woman whose husband, former President Bill Clinton, was impeached for having an affair with intern Monica Lewinsky and who has been accused by various women of rape and sexual assault.
And whose top aide, Huma Abedin, has a husband, former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, in prison for sexting with a minor.
Not to mention the fact that one of her top fundraisers was disgraced movie mogul, and serial sexual abuser, Harvey Weinstein.
Still Clinton fancies herself a champion of women.
The former secretary of state, who is still reeling from her election loss, said that President Trump “has disgraced the office” and that Moore “clearly doesn’t appear to be someone who will bring respect and honor to the state of Alabama.”
“I didn’t think he’d be as bad as he turned out to be,” she said of the president.
When it came to answering questions about her husband’s sordid history, Clinton tap danced around the topic as she usually does.
“Every situation has to be judged on its own merit,” she said, addressing comments made by New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand who said this week that former President Clinton should have resigned.
“I don’t know that we can rewrite and revise history,” she said. “I don’t exactly know what [Gillibrand] was trying to say.”
No, but a nice start would be to not defend Sen. Franken when there is evidence of his crimes.
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