Failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was finally asked to give her opinion on Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, and her word choice demonstrated that even she has some doubt about the story. After being asked if she “100%” believes Ford’s testimony, and if they were disqualifying accusations, Hillary says she believes that Ford is “very credible,” but wouldn’t fully answer the question.
Here’s what Hillary said:
“I watched as much of her testimony as I could. I found her very credible. You have to ask yourself why would anybody put themselves through this if they didn’t believe that they had important information to convey to the Senate. She basically said that she thought it was her civic duty so I found her presentation and willingness to say ‘I don’t remember that’ but ‘I do remember this’ very convincing. And I felt a great swell of pride that she would be willing to put herself out there under these circumstances.”
Notice that she didn’t actually answer the question – she just repeated the generic liberal platitudes about how “brave” Christine Ford is.
Hillary Clinton says she found Christine Blasey Ford's testimony to be "credible" and "convincing."
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 2, 2018
Hillary was asked a follow-up question about whether or not there was a “gender war” brewing between women enraged by allegations against Kavanaugh they believe to be true and men enraged over allegations they believe are part of a witch-hunt, and was asked to frame her answer “with the backdrop of your own experiences in being the first major party female candidate for President.” Hillary replied by stressing that women have “the right to be heard” – though I’m not sure anyone doesn’t actually believe that.
I suspect that the reason Hillary wouldn’t definitively say she believes Ford’s allegations is because it would open her up to the inevitable question of why Kavanaugh’s accusers should be believed, but not the dozen women who have accused her husband dating back to his days as a student at Oxford. While two of the dozen women that have accused Bill Clinton of some form of sexual assault were anonymous, the others have been willing to put themselves in the spotlight.
Among the most recognizable accusers include Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Kathy Shelton and Juanita Broaddrick. We previously interviewed one of those accusers, Juanita Broaddrick, here at The Political Insider.
I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73….it never goes away.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 6, 2016
To paraphrase Hillary, “you have to ask yourself why would anybody put themselves through this if they didn’t believe that they had important information to convey” to the American public.
Needless to say, people on both ends of the political spectrum weren’t happy with Hillary’s comments about Ford. Those on the Right couldn’t help but mock the hypocrisy of Bill Clinton’s enabler speaking as an authority on sexual misconduct.
— The Alt-Middle (@Youre2Deluded) October 2, 2018
"believe all women"…………………………unless they're credibly accusing her hubby.
— Madlaw (@madlaw1071) October 2, 2018
— grandmainct (@grandmainct) October 2, 2018
Did Juanita Broaddrick "appear credible, convincing?" Asking for Juanita Broaddrick. @atensnut
— Melancthon Smith (a “PLEBIAN”) (@jbaker50) October 2, 2018
And Hillary’s answer is also a let down to leftists, as she didn’t actually state that she believed Ford. She just said she thought Ford was “credible.” I disagree with Hillary, in that Ford seems believable, but not credible. A credible person’s story doesn’t have more holes in it than Swiss cheese, including inconsistencies about the number of people who attended the party she was allegedly assaulted at, and how she got to and from the party. While Ford cited a fear of flying for why her testifying was delayed as long as it was, she testified under oath that she flies quite regularly. Ford also contradicted her prior claim that only her therapist was told about her allegations. She now says that she also told “beach friends” about them. Should we be surprised she did everything she could to not identify who these “beach friends” are?
Meanwhile, Bill Clinton’s accusers have managed to keep their stories straight over the decades.