According to a new story in Buzzfeed News, the Hillary Clinton campaign made a tiny little edit to their website page on campus sexual assault in February. At that time, the campaign removed the following lines:
“I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed, and we’re with you.”
Why would they remove these lines? Well, because that was just about the time some ghosts from Bill Clinton’s past began haunting the 2016 election cycle. Juanita Broaddrick, who has accused the former president of raping her in 1978, made the press rounds, re-telling her harrowing story for anyone who may have forgotten.
“It’s important for everyone to know that Hillary Clinton is not innocent in all of the coverup and the attempted attacks on all of the women that Bill Clinton abused,” Broaddrick said.
Donald Trump has promoted both Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey, another woman who has slapped Clinton with sexual harassment allegations.
So, apparently, Hillary Clinton learned something on the campaign trail this year. When a woman’s sexual assault allegations conflict with something you REALLY, REALLY want out of life…well, then it’s okay to ignore them. Then it’s okay to call them liars and accuse them of making up stories for their own nefarious purposes. No, it’s not okay for YOU to do that; this is a special privilege reserved for America’s Royal Family.
There’s no telling how many more times we’ll hear Hillary’s “If that’s playing the woman card, then deal me in” line before election day arrives, but it will only get funnier with every repetition. Hillary wants so desperately for Americans to forget that she not only stood by a man who made a career out of abusing women, she took an active role in defending him at the expense of his victims.