Anita Hill, the woman whose dubious allegations of sexual harassment against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas almost derailed his 1991 confirmation, revealed Thursday that she’s “ready to hold Joe Biden accountable.”
Accountable for what? For having the apparent gall as a then-senator in 1991 to pepper Hill with tough questions when she testified (and allegedly lied) before Congress.
Listen to what she said:
“Have I forgiven Joe Biden?” she said during an interview at an arguably left-wing conference held Thursday by CNN. “I’m ready to move on, but I am also ready to hold Joe Biden accountable. Accountability means acknowledging your role in the problem and the harm it’s caused. Acknowledging that you have culpability and are a part of it.”
In fact, it was the interviewer, so-called “journalist” Christiane Amanpour, who asked Hill, “Have you forgiven Joe Biden for what happened in 1991?”
Despite a treasure trove of evidence showing that Hill lied when she accused Clarence of sexual harassment in 1991, current Democrat presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden has also chosen to accept her dubious claims hook, line and sinker.
His groveling started in March, about a month before he announced his candidacy for office. Speaking at an event honoring activists who combat alleged sexual assault on college campuses, he complained about all the “white guys,” including himself, who had had the indecency to question Hill’s reported lies during her testimony three decades ago.
“Anita Hill showed the courage of a lifetime talking about her experience being harassed by Clarence Thomas,” he said. “She was abused through the hearing. I wish I could have done something. They were a bunch of white guys … hearing this testimony in the Senate Judiciary Committee.”
Joe Biden regrets his handling of the Anita Hill hearing, says she shouldn’t have been forced to testify before “a bunch of white guys.” He’s running
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) March 27, 2019
Weeks later, he tried giving her a ring to apologize.
“Joe Biden knew Anita Hill was going to be an issue for him. So a few weeks ago, as he prepared for his presidential announcement, he reached out to her through an intermediary and arranged a telephone call, hoping to assuage her,” The New York Times reported in late April. It did not go how he had hoped.”
“The focus on apology to me is one thing, but he needs to give an apology to the other women and to the American public because we know now how deeply disappointed Americans around the country were about what they saw,” Hill said at the time.
“And not just women. There are women and men now who have just really lost confidence in our government to respond to the problem of gender violence.”
“I cannot be satisfied by simply saying I’m sorry for what happened to you. I will be satisfied when I know there is real change and real accountability and real purpose,” she continued, adding that she didn’t intend to vote for Biden, and that she was troubled about the then-emerging allegations surrounding his touchy-feely demeanor.
All this has occurred despite pages and pages of evidence disproving her allegations against Thomas, not to mention the fact that neither Biden nor any other member of Congress mistreated Hill in any way, shape or form during her testimony.
“Though history remembers Hill as having been scorned, the senators did not, in fact, treat her discourteously,” journalist Jonathan S. Tobin noted in a report earlier this year. “They did question her closely about her charges. They demanded details.”
“They probed for inconsistencies and asked reasonable questions about her dealings with Thomas and how and why she had stepped forward to accuse him. That was enough to raise doubts about her testimony in the minds of the public and the committee.”
The same holds true of Biden:
They treated her no differently than last year’s Congress treated Christine Blasey Ford, the since-discredited woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and who — much like Hill — was and continues to be promoted by leftists as a virtuous hero, never mind the contradicting facts.
As for Hill, after she testified, a majority of Americans concluded she was lying.
“By the end of the hearings, 55 percent of Americans said they believed Thomas, while only 27 backed Hill’s version of events,” Tobin reported.
Why? Because her claims didn’t add up.
“There were many problems with Hill’s claims, including that the record showed she had followed Thomas from a protected service job at the Education Department to one at the EEOC,” investigative reporter Mollie Hemingway notes.
“The Yale Law graduate claimed she was confused about whether she could keep her job at the Education Department. She’d also voluntarily accompanied him to a speech, and had repeatedly called him with pleasantries. Thomas’ secretary had kept logs of Hill’s many calls. One message simply said she was calling to check in, for example.”
Yet three decades later, and in part because of the highly flawed #MeToo movement, Hill is now promoted as a heroine by liberals in politics, in media and in Hollywood, including the one and only Joe “Touchy-Feely” Biden.
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