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Hillary Clinton’s Partisan Response to a #MeToo Question

Jonathan Capehart asked Hillary Clinton about allegations against Al Franken, Roy Moore, Donald Trump, and Bill Clinton. She only addressed the Republicans.

By NTK Staff | 11.28.2017 @10:14am
Hillary Clinton’s Partisan Response to a #MeToo Question

In a new interview published Tuesday, Hillary Clinton was asked about sexual harassment allegations against four prominent political figures – two Republican, two Democrat – but only addressed the Republicans accused.

The Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart, a liberal columnist, asked about the cultural moment America is having, and mentioned not only Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Donald Trump, but also Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and her husband, ex-President Bill Clinton.

Capehart: Does it help what you’re saying that it is now, one of the professions, it’s politics and it’s gotten very political, and there are lot of names in this hopper, whether it’s Franken or Moore, or Trump or Clinton, or who — you name it. Does that make it harder or easier to not have it be a blip? Just a cultural moment instead of a cultural change?

Clinton only talked about Moore and Trump in her response, and threw in allegations and settlements against Fox News host Bill O’Reilly as well.

Clinton: Well, I think it’s important to notice it’s also in the media. It’s in corporate America. We’ve had a number of stories come out in both those areas of our economy and society. So I don’t think it’s — if you’re a high-profile person, whether you’re Bill O’Reilly [chuckle] in the media or a politician, it’s going to be a story. And it’s important that there be a recognition that this happens everywhere. Because right now, Jonathan, we’re still dealing with women who have some sense of empowerment. Think about all the women working the overnight shift in factories, or late-night in restaurants, or cocktail lounges, or just minding their own business in their own neighborhood. And those women don’t have household names. And that’s what we’re seeing with Roy Moore. These are not famous women. These are women who basically have said, “Hey, this is unacceptable. I wasn’t able to talk about it a long time ago, but now others are coming forward. I’m willing to do that.” The same with the large number of women accusing Trump of sexual assault and his own confession to it on the “Hollywood Access” tape.

At a moment when Americans are saying that sexual assault is wrong – no matter one’s party affiliation – Clinton can’t seem to focus beyond party.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi similarly found herself in hot water when she questioned the accusers of Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) rather than stating she believed the women.

If Democrats can’t see past partisan politics when it comes to sexual misconduct, they risk alienating an enormous part of their base.

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