Irony, thy name is Hillary Clinton.
On Monday, 2016 Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton unleashed the mistress of all facepalmingly non-self-aware tweets:
Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported. https://t.co/mkD69RHeBL
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 23, 2015
Hillary didn’t just step on this rake. She climbed up a pool ladder, bounced on the high dive, and leapt onto the rake with both feet.
On the very day upon which Breitbart News reported that former Bill Clinton sexual assault accuser Juanita Broaddrick had spoken out about Hillary’s candidacy, Hillary decided to pretend that she’s an advocate for the little people who get raped. Broaddrick alleged on national television that Clinton had raped her in 1978:
Then he tries to kiss me again. And the second time he tries to kiss me he starts biting my lip … He starts to, um, bite on my top lip and I tried to pull away from him. And then he forces me down on the bed. And I just was very frightened, and I tried to get away from him and I told him ‘No,’ that I didn’t want this to happen but he wouldn’t listen to me. … It was a real panicky, panicky situation. I was even to the point where I was getting very noisy, you know, yelling to ‘Please stop.’ And that’s when he pressed down on my right shoulder and he would bite my lip. … When everything was over with, he got up and straightened himself, and I was crying at the moment and he walks to the door, and calmly puts on his sunglasses. And before he goes out the door he says ‘You better get some ice on that.’ And he turned and went out the door.
In the aftermath of the rape, Hillary approached her and essentially threatened her in order to keep her silent, Broaddrick has said.
She told Breitbart News’ Aaron Klein yesterday, “Shame on you, Hillary, that’s disgusting. Shame on you, Hillary. It’s time to be truthful.”
Broaddrick is hardly the only woman to fall prey to Bill’s unwanted sexual advances. According to The Washington Times, Eileen Wellstone accused Clinton of sexually assaulting her in 1969. According to the Daily Caller, legal secretary Carolyn Moffet accused Clinton of sexually assaulting her in 1979. Reportedly, Elizabeth Ward Gracen originally told friends that Clinton had sexually assaulted her in 1982. Flight attendant Christy Zercher, who worked on Clinton’s plane in 1992, allegedly accused Clinton of exposing his genitals to her and grabbing her breasts. Sandra Allen James, a former DC fundraiser, allegedly said Clinton invited her to his hotel room and then sexually assaulted her in 1991. Kathleen Willey accused Clinton of sexually assaulting her in 1993. Paula Jones famously filed a sexual harassment claim against Clinton after he allegedly exposed his penis to her and demanded that she “kiss it.”
Hillary stood by Bill through all of this, and reportedly pressured many of these women to back off of their accusations. Willey and Broaddrick, particularly, have voiced accusations against Hillary the mainstream media has been reluctant to report. Here’s Broaddrick’s recollection:
She came over to me, took ahold of my hand and said, ‘I’ve heard so much about you and I’ve been dying to meet you. … I just want you to know how much that Bill and I appreciate what you do for him.’…This woman, this little, soft-spoken — pardon me for the phrase — dowdy woman that would seem very unassertive, took ahold of my hand and squeezed it and said, ‘Do you understand? Everything that you do.’ I could have passed out at that moment and I got my hand from hers and I left. … She was just holding onto my hand. Because I had started to turn away from her and she held onto my hand and she said, ‘Do you understand? EVERYTHING that you do,’ I mean, cold chills went up my spine. That’s the first time I became afraid of that woman.
None of that even touches Hillary’s representation of a child rapist; she joked about it in 1975, on tape, stating that she knew he was guilty: “I had him take a polygraph, which he passed, which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs.” Hillary pushed the story that the 12-year-old victim “sought out older men” and was “emotionally unstable.”
But Hillary is the great banner-carrier for sexual assault victims.
What’s nearly as bad is Hillary’s new proposed standard in terms of criminal evidence. Her tweet suggests that evidence of sexual assault is unnecessary for the public – and presumably the authorities – to believe allegations of sexual assault. After all, every sexual assault survivor “deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.” Including, presumably, rape hoaxers like Mattress Girl at Columbia University and Jackie at the University of Virginia and Crystal Mangum at Duke University. If we held Hillary to her own standard, of course, Bill would certainly be in prison. If we held Hillary to her own standard, a lot of innocent men would be, too.
But don’t expect women to resonate to the facts about Hillary Clinton. She’s been campaigning as an advocate for women for years despite riding her husband’s semen-stained coattails to the top of the political landscape and allegedly abusing his sexual assault victims. It sure is nice to be a Democrat.
Ben Shapiro is Senior Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News, Editor-in-Chief of DailyWire.com, and The New York Times bestselling author, most recently, of the book, The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration (Threshold Editions, June 10, 2014). Follow Ben Shapiro on Twitter @benshapiro.