Hillary Clinton has made her share of blunders during this campaign, but the one she made Sunday may be the most ironic yet. Most normal people understand the horrors of sexual assault, and we are more than willing to support the victims of these heinous crimes while also supporting strict punishment of those who commit the offenses. However, in America we have a little thing called “due process” whereby we ensure that people are not wrongly punished for crimes they did not commit. Liberals and conservatives differ on the best method of stopping sexual crime, but they also differ on how prevalent sex crimes are in America today.
On Sunday, Hillary Clinton stepped into the debate over sexual assault in America today, and took a deeply liberal perspective on the issue by saying that “every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.”
Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported. https://t.co/mkD69RHeBL
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 23, 2015
Clinton fails to mention anything about how an innocent person’s life can be destroyed by false accusations of sexual assault (which seems to be just as rampant as “actual” sexual assault), but that’s not what caused problems for Clinton on Sunday evening.
No, the problem wasn’t what Clinton said… it was that it was Clinton saying it. See, many of us remember how way back when, during her husband’s time as Governor of Arkansas and then President of the United States, Bill Clinton was accused of terrible sexual crimes against a handful of women… and Hillary’s response was less than “supportive.” In fact, those victims – Juanita Broderick, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey – were all marginalized and mocked by the Clinton team, most forcefully and vocally by Hillary Clinton herself.
These scandalous accusations of sexual assault were made eminently more believable by the fact that Clinton was a known philanderer who had had numerous dalliances with a bevy of different women (like Gennifer Flowers, Elizabeth Ward Gracen, Dolly Kyle Browning and most notably Monica Lewinsky).
The Twitter response to the obvious Clinton hypocrisy was fast and furious and well-deserved.
— Lisa Lu (@lisalunu) November 23, 2015
Except for those who survived your husband? “@HillaryClinton: Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, & supported”
— Yes, Nick $earcy! (@yesnicksearcy) November 23, 2015
— Sean MacBiggerstaff (@Seanchuckle) November 23, 2015
@HillaryClinton Even Juanita Broaddrick and Paula Jones?
— Tim Groseclose (@Tim_Groseclose) November 23, 2015
— a1wc (@A1wcc) November 23, 2015
— The Real Bepo (D) (@TheRealBepo) November 23, 2015
— Dale Johnson (@blaubok) November 23, 2015
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 23, 2015
— Robert Italia (@RobertItalia) November 23, 2015
You can read more about this from David French at the National Review, who called Clinton out on Monday for her blatant hypocrisy.