by Walter W. Murray, reporter
Hillary Clinton was called out for hypocrisy… RIGHT TO HER FACE… on LIVE TV. And it happened in the most unlikely of places.
Clinton probably thought the cozy confines of MSNBC – the liberal TV haven and home to ardent left-wing TV hosts – would be as close as she could come to a left-wing “safe space.”
She likely assumed an interview with Rachel Maddow would be nothing but softball questions.
And she no doubt was hoping to avoid the scrutiny of tough interviews from places such as Fox News.
Instead, Hillary got a blast from the past.
As she attempts to position herself as a “ME TOO” leader in a desperate bid to stay relevant, she was served with an ugly reminder of her own history – one in which she’s accused of ignoring in some cases actively covering up allegations against her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
Maddow asked Clinton about sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
The host pointed out that Bill Clinton “had connections to these kinds of old allegations from years ago” and started out softly by allowing that Hillary Clinton “had concerns at the time.”
Then, in a move that likely stunned viewers as much as Hillary, she went for the throat.
“Have we learned anything over the years about due process not just for the accusers but also for the accused?” Maddow asked… and while she may have said “we,” the question very much implied a “YOU” aimed at Hillary.
“Well, I think that you have to take each of these situations sort of on their own merits,” Clinton stammered, then offered that there should be “due process for everyone involved.”
That call for “due process for everyone” might sound a little unusual to some people whose own accusations were ignored and mocked not only years ago but also much more recently.
Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Kathy Shelton all made claims of sexual misconduct against Bill Clinton.
Trump infamously held a press conference with the four of them just before one of the debates during the 2016 presidential campaign to expose Clinton’s hypocrisy.
“Mr. Trump may have said some bad words, but Bill Clinton raped me and Hillary Clinton threatened me,” Broaddrick said at the time. “I don’t think there’s anything worse.”
She signed an affidavit in 1998 saying Clinton did not rape her, but changed her story when offered immunity by special prosecutor Kenneth Starr and later went public with her accusations.
Broaddrick told Breitbart in 2016 about an ominous encounter with Hillary Clinton at a fundraiser for Bill.
It began innocently enough when Clinton thanked her for “everything you are doing in Bill’s campaign.”
But then it took a dark turn.
As Broaddrick tried to leave, Hillary Clinton grabber her arm and issued a not-so-subtle reminder to shut up.
“Do you understand everything you do?” she asked, according to Broaddrick.
Last year, Willey slammed the left for believing every accuser of a Republican, while ignoring her and the other Clinton victims.
“They’re hypocrites,” she told The New York Times. “They worship at the altar of all things Clinton. They’re all over Roy Moore, but they had nothing to say about Bill Clinton when he was accused of doing what he was accused of doing.”
Now, as Maddow’s tough line of questioning shows, the left might be finally waking up to years of Clinton abuse.
But for the victims, this reckoning comes decades too late.
“It’s like me and Juanita and Kathleen have been screaming for years for someone to pay attention to us on the liberal side, and it’s like no one would hear us,” Paul Jones told the Times last year. “They made fun of me. They didn’t believe me. They said I was making it up.”
One person didn’t make fun of them. One person did believe them. Trump gave these women a platform in 2016 and was mocked for it.
Today, once again, it’s looking like he was ahead of his time… and in many ways, he may have been the first to give the “Me Too” victims their chance to speak out, before the phrase was even coined.
— Walter W. Murray is a reporter for The Horn News. He is an outspoken conservative and a survival expert, and is the author of “America’s Final Warning.”