It’s unnerving to think this woman could be our next president. She shouldn’t have been allowed to make it this far. Both her and her husband should be locked up right now for all of the crimes they committed.
One of several women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct is speaking out, saying Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be exempt from criticism over her handling of the affairs that nearly ended her husband’s presidency in the 1990s.
Kathleen Willey a former volunteer — White House aide who accused Bill Clinton of making aggressive, unwanted advances during a private meeting in 1993 — said she holds Hillary Clinton responsible for smearing her and the many other women who have come forward with stories about their treatment at the hands of her husband.
“This no longer about Bill Clinton’s transgressions or his infidelities or girlfriends or sex … it’s not about that anymore,” Willey told theWashington Examiner. “What it’s about is the actions that his wife has taken against the women that he has raped and assaulted.”
None of the allegations of sexual misconduct levied against Bill Clinton during his decades in the public eye have ever been proven definitively. The former president has denied the accusations, admitting only to consensual relations with Monica Lewinsky and Gennifer Flowers.
As Donald Trump clumsily navigated a controversy this week over 19-year-old comments he made to a former Miss Universe winner, a debate raged about whether similarly dated scandals with ties to his opponent — each of which involved the alleged mistreatment of women — were fair game on the campaign trail.
Republican strategists agreed that attacking Hillary Clinton for the exploits of her husband could easily backfire, and Democrats preemptively dismissed the tactic as unfair and potentially sexist.
But a few of Trump’s allies have begun to lay the groundwork for an assault that focuses on Hillary Clinton’s role in silencing her husband’s self-professed lovers and alleged victims. They say Hillary Clinton’s involvement in efforts to discredit and disparage women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment, assault and even rape make the scandals relevant to the presidential race.
Willey said she has bristled at Hillary Clinton’s attempts to convince voters of her commitment to protecting women.
“Hillary Clinton’s been calling me a bimbo for 19 years, as well as Paula [Jones] and Juanita [Broaddrick] and Gennifer,” Willey said.
“She, you know, doesn’t have any room to talk,” Willey added
Jones’ 1994 sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton ultimately exposed additional alleged affairs and incidents, including his relationship with Lewinsky. While the former White House intern and the president himself initially denied any inappropriate contact during depositions in the Jones case, recordings, documents and DNA evidence later proved that Bill Clinton had lied under oath about their affair.
The House voted to impeach him based on the perjury charges, but he was later acquitted when the Senate failed to muster the votes to remove him from office.