For someone who refused to acknowledge or listen to the numerous women who accused her husband of sexual harassment and/or rape decades ago, former first lady Hillary Clinton seems suspiciously ready to hear out the claims of the lone woman who’s accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
“I think that you have to take each of these situations sort of on their own merits, and what we have today is a process that has been rushed, that has been deliberately opaque where information that the Congress, not just Democratic senators, but all senators and the public deserve to see that they were denied,” she said in an MSNBC interview Tuesday.
Yet Clinton and her allies had gone out of their way to deny this same due process to women like Juanita Broaddrick, whose claims of being raped by Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, were systematically silenced by the then-president’s wife in the 90s.
“[S]he didn’t give it to me, she didn’t give it to Kathleen Willie or Paula Jones. She didn’t give it to any of us. She is asking for things that she denied the victims of her husband,” Broaddrick noted during an appearance Wednesday on Fox News.
The former first lady also allegedly tried to intimidate her into silence.
“She grabbed a hold of my arm and my hand and she pulls me into her and she says with a very angry look on her face, which had been so pleasant second before. And in a low voice says, ‘Do you understand everything you do?'” Broaddrick explained.
“That frightened me. At that moment — and I have to go by what I felt then and the look that she gave me, I felt like she knew and she was telling me to keep quiet.”
By no means was Clinton alone in her dismissal of Broaddrick’s allegations. According to Broaddrick, every single Democrat in Congress maintained the same attitude at the time.
“Not one Democrat would look at my deposition with the independent counsel,” said Wednesday. “Just like senator Ted Stevens said in the committee, he said, ‘I don’t care if he raped her, got up and shot her dead. You’re not going to get the vote.'”
Two decades later Democrats now boast an entirely different attitude. The only difference is that whereas Broaddrick and her peers — Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, etc. were willing to speak candidly about their experiences with Clinton’s husband, Kavanaugh’s accuser would rather remain silent.
Christine Blasey Ford, the liberal California professor who’s accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school 36 years ago, is demanding a “full FBI investigation” before she agrees to testify before Congress.
Never mind that Kavanaugh has already undergone six FBI background checks. And never mind that everyone whom Ford has cited as a corroborative source has denied her claims. It’s almost as if her allegations against he Supreme Court nominee are complete bunk.
No matter, though, because in case Ford continues to refuse Congress’s request that she testify next Monday, there’s someone else who’s willing to testify. And that someone else is Juanita Broaddrick:
Just a thought……If Christine Ford declines to be interviewed Monday…. I’m available to answer questions about my Rape by Bill Clinton.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) September 20, 2018