Anyone who watched Hillary Clinton’s MSNBC interview, in which she called for “due process” in the situation facing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh thought they must have been hearing things. This woman, who did more than any woman in history to marginalize females who came forward against her husband, was now going to tell us that we should give Christine Blasey Ford a fair hearing? You have to be kidding.
But one person who listened to Clinton’s remarks was beyond shocked; she was downright angry. That person is Juanita Broaddrick, who has yet to receive any sort of fair hearing or justice for the rape she claims she experienced in 1978…at the hands of Bill Clinton.
“If you want the FBI to go back that far @HillaryClinton @MSNBC to investigate Ford’s allegations…let’s investigate my RAPE allegations against Bill Clinton, too,” Broaddrick tweeted. “Seems only fair.”
Oh, 1978? That’s ancient history. That’s not current and relevant, like an accusation from 1982. Or was it 1983? Forgive us for not recalling; we’re pretty sure Ford herself isn’t quite certain of the date. That’s unlike Broaddrick, who can tell you exactly where she was, what she was doing, and the exact nature of her encounter with then-Arkansas Attorney General Bill Clinton. She can recall the details like it happened yesterday. You know, as you would expect from a woman who had been sexually violated by someone she knew.
In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Broaddrick recounted how Hillary Clinton approached her at an event shortly after her husband won the race to become Arkansas’ next governor.
“She grabbed a hold of my arm, and she says with this very angry look on her face, ‘Do you understand everything that you do for us?’” Broaddrick said. “At that moment, I felt she knew and she was telling me to keep quiet.”
Hillary Clinton and her husband would, of course, say that all of this is nonsense – that Broaddrick (and Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey and, for that matter, Monica Lewinsky) were just pawns of the “vast right wing conspiracy” against them. But them saying it does not make it true.
Nor, to be fair, does Broaddrick’s claim make it a fact that Bill Clinton raped her. The point is, though, these accusations have been treated much differently than has the one aimed at Brett Kavanaugh.
Oh, it’s a different time, the Democrats will say.
Then tell us this: Why, in THIS time, in THIS supposed MeToo era, aren’t the Democrats taking seriously the allegations against DNC Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison? Why isn’t Hillary Clinton being asked about those accusations by Rachel Maddow? Why aren’t there front page stories in The New York Times about that sordid situation?