Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledged the claims of sexual misconduct against her husband during an interview with CNN.
Speaking with anchor Christiane Amanpour, the topic of sexual misconduct came up. Clinton immediately tried to knock down the Republicans while shielding her own husband–who has been accused of rape by numerous women spanning decades.
Clinton said that the allegations against her husband are different than the ones against President Donald Trump and new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
She said, “There’s a very significant difference, and that is the intense, long-lasting, partisan investigation that was conducted in the ’90s.”
Clinton was clearly referencing Dr. Christine Ford’s allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party back in 1982. Clinton did not, however, acknowledge the fact that investigations were never launched to look into allegations by some of Clinton’s accusers including Juanita Broaddrick.
She continued, “If the Republicans, starting with President Trump on down, want a comparison, they should welcome such an investigation themselves.”
Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday, after an FBI investigation could not corroborate Ford’s claims.
Clinton’s CNN interview was initially supposed to be focused on her new speaking tour with her husband. At this point, it is unclear how the couple plans to handle questions regarding Bill’s questionable past. Paula Jones famously accused him of sexual harassment, as did Kathleen Willey. In addition, Juanita Broaddrick claimed he raped her in a hotel room in 1978.
Broaddrick hasn’t been shy in her criticism of the former president and First Lady. Here’s what she tweeted just this morning:
The GRIFTERS @BillClinton @HillaryClinton are about to launch their money grabbing tour. PLEASE help me obtain 100k signatures on this White House petition to investigate Bill Clinton for Sex Crimes. It’s way overdue! Click on link below.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) October 9, 2018
The topic is sure to come up again on Hillary and Bill’s speaking tour. At this point, it is unclear how the couple will handle the discussion surrounding sexual misconduct.