During a campaign event in New Hampshire on Sunday, 2016 Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton repeatedly refused to answer a female audience member’s questions about Juanita Broaddrick, one of her husband’s sexual assault victims, and went so far as to accuse the woman of being “very rude.”
We later learned that the woman Clinton rudely dismissed was none other than GOP State Rep. Katherine Prudhomme O’Brien, who during a post-event interview with CNN revealed exactly why Juanita Broaddrickmattered so much to her.
“Because I’m a rape survivor myself,” she explained.
“I asked her how in the world she can say that Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey are lying when she has no idea who Juanita Broaddrick is,” she added. “She told me this summer she doesn’t know who she is and doesn’t want to know who she is. How can she assess that they are lying, which she told someone last month?”
Yet during a campaign event in 2015, Clinton reportedly told a crowd of supporters that every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard and believed. Apparently, that rule does not apply to women who have been assaulted by her own husband, Bill Clinton, a man with a horrific track record of abuse, assault and harassment against women.
“I was a Democrat, but I became a Republican because of this, because of this stuff,” O’Brien continued. “Because of what I saw happen in the Clinton years, the hypocrisy of so-called women that fight for women.”
Hopefully, after seeing the way Clinton shamelessly dismissed O’Brien’s questions about sexual assault, more Democrats will follow O’Brien’s lead and switch their allegiance over to the Republican party — which, unlike the Democrat party, actually takes the time to consider the words of all sexual assault victims, regardless of who the perpetrator may be.