Juanita Broaddrick slams Senate Democrats for refusing to hear her allegations against Bill Clinton

September 23, 2018

Juanita Broaddrick slams Senate Democrats for refusing to hear her allegations against Bill Clinton David Z Cheng / Shutterstock.com

Democrats may say they want all sexual assault survivors to be heard, but that wasn’t true just 20 years ago.

Juanita Broaddrick called out Senate Democrats on Friday for refusing to even hear her story during former President Bill Clinton’s 1999 impeachment hearings. Broaddrick has maintained that she was sexually assaulted by Clinton during his bid for Arkansas governor in 1978.

But instead of listening to Broaddrick’s harrowing account, Democrats like Sens. Dick Durbin (IL), Dianne Feinstein (CA), and Patty Murray (WA) sided with Clinton and refused to impeach him in the late 1990s. Now, Senate Dems are demanding a full FBI investigation of Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh in light of allegations from California professor Christine Blasey Ford that he sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago.

Blind hypocrisy

Broaddrick’s remarks calling out Senate Democrats came after an MSNBC interview in which Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) accused Republicans of just wanting Ford “to go away” and being “okay with the fact we might be putting someone who committed attempted rape on the Supreme Court of the United State.”

“I got one better than that, Shifty,” Broaddrick wrote in a Friday tweet. She went on:

Feinstein’s folly

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have patiently accommodated Ford since she first came forward with her accusations on Sept. 12 by stalling the committee’s confirmation vote and independently investigating her claims. But after she refused to testify at a public hearing on Monday, Republicans extended deadlines for Ford to decide if she would testify on three separate occasions, even offering to send staffers to her home in California to collect her statements.

While Ford has been handled with kid gloves by a cautious judiciary committee, Broaddrick’s claims were dismissed outright in 1999 by a hyper-partisan Democrat-controlled Senate. Clinton’s rape accuser made that important distinction when Sen. Feinstein, who refused to hear Clinton’s accuser 19 years ago, said that Senate Republicans were “resisting an investigation” into Ford’s allegations.

Broaddrick responded by calling Feinstein “a hypocrite” and accusing the ranking Democrat on the judiciary committee of refusing “to read [her] deposition for the independent counsel, along with ALL Democrats.”

Delay, delay, delay

Broaddrick is right to point out the hypocrisy guiding Democrats across the country, who are suddenly calling for patience and consideration now that their objections are politically expedient. Just weeks shy of crucial midterm elections that could put Democrats in a position to win a majority in the Senate, it is difficult to see the left’s posturing as anything but an attempt to kill Kavanaugh’s nomination.

As if to emphasize their own hypocrisy and undermine Broaddrick’s point, a cast of liberal Hollywood starlets appeared in a commercial last week slamming Kavanaugh. One after another, actresses like Julianne Moore, America Ferrera, Gabrielle Union, and Eva Longoria looked into the camera and assured Ford: “We believe you.”

The only problem? The commercial was sponsored by MoveOn.org, a grassroots movement that was established to persuade Americans to “move on” from the Clinton impeachment and the numerous sexual misconduct allegations leveled against the Democratic president.

Hypocrisy at its finest.


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Benjamin Baird

Benjamin Baird is a senior staff writer for the Conservative Institute. He is a veteran infantryman of Iraq and Afghanistan with over 1000 days in combat and holds a degree in Middle Eastern studies from the American Military University. Ben is Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and has written for dozens of conservative publications, including The Daily Caller, American Spectator, American Thinker, New English Review and Jewish News Syndicate.