#MeToo: Hillary Champions Women's Rights, Hides Sexual Predator on Staff
For someone who presents herself as a champion of women, former secretary of state and failed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has an astonishingly perturbing track record of automatically dismissing the complaints of women who’ve allegedly been sexually harassed and/or abused.
It began in the 1990s, when Clinton disparaged the “bimbos” who accused her husband, then-President Bill Clinton, of sexual harassment and abuse, and resurfaced again during her bid for the presidency in 2008.
“A senior adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign who was accused of repeatedly sexually harassing a young subordinate was kept on the campaign at Mrs. Clinton’s request, according to four people familiar with what took place,” The New York Times revealed this week.
That senior adviser, Burns Strider, had reportedly targeted a 30-year-old woman with whom he shared a officer by “rubb(ing) her shoulders inappropriately, kiss(ing) her on the forehead and sen(ding) her a string of suggestive emails, including at least one during the night.”
Yet when Clinton’s campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, informed her of the harassment and likewise urged her to remove Strider, she refused, instead choosing to dock him of several weeks of pay and order him to receive counseling.
The accuser, meanwhile, was transferred to a different job position within the campaign, while Doyle wound up being fired shortly thereafter in what the Times described as a “a staff shake-up in response to Mrs. Clinton’s third-place finish in the 2008 Iowa caucuses.”
As for Strider, not only did he remain on Clinton’s campaign as a senior adviser, but he reportedly never sought out counseling. Nor did his behavior ever improve, as evidenced by the way he acted after a pro-Clinton super PAC hired him in 2015.
Founded by Clinton’s longtime ally David Brooks, the Correct the Record super PAC had to terminate him several months later due to “workplace issues, including allegations that he harassed a young female aide, according to three people close to Correct the Record’s management,” as reported by the Times.
What’s more stunning than all these revelations combined, however, is how Clinton responded after the Times published its report Friday.
She tweeted out a phony message on Twitter claiming she had been “dismayed” when the harassment occurred in 2008 “but was heartened the young woman came forward.”
“I called her today to tell her how proud I am of her and to make sure she knows what all women should: we deserve to be heard,” Clinton wrote.
Is that why you practically ignored the young victim’s complaints 10 years ago, you slimy, duplicitous hack?
I can’t tell whether Clinton really believes her own nonsense or whether she’s so horrifyingly evil at heart that she genuinely sees nothing wrong with her behavior.
One thing’s clear, though: Hillary Rodham Clinton is not, has never been and will never be a champion of women.
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