Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton argued on Tuesday that the woman who claims Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her nearly four decades ago deserves due process.
During an interview on MSNBC, host Rachel Maddow stunned Clinton by invoking former President Bill Clinton’s own sex scandals and how she appears to be taking a much different tone now about “due process.”
The segment began discussing the overall situation with Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who claimed Kavanaugh could have “inadvertently killed” her during a party in the early 1980s. She alleges that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her while she was wearing a bathing suit. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations and said he doesn’t even remember the party.
On Tuesday night, Lisa Banks, Ford’s lawyer, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that her client will not accept Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley’s invitation to testify on Monday about the allegations. Conversely, Kavanaugh has accepted the invitation and will appear to testify. Grassley also cancelled Thursday’s committee confirmation hearing for Kavanaugh, and will allow him to testify on Monday about the allegations before moving forward.
When asked about the new developments, Clinton claimed to be a champion for women and said she thinks Ford is being reasonable.
“I think that’s a reasonable request. I don’t think it would be a lengthy investigation. I think it could be done in an expeditious manner. They could postpone for two weeks and probably get a lot more information than they have now,” Clinton said.
Maddow then mentioned due process for the accused, invoking Bill Clinton and how he had a number of sex scandals that marred his presidency. Here’s what Maddow asked:
“If he is absolutely innocent of this charge, if this didn’t happen the way Professor Blasey Ford says it did, and that is what Judge Kavanaugh asserts, do you think that the Senate is capable of giving him due process? Allegations like this have — there are lots of allegories for this, and lots of times in politics. Your husband when he was president, faced allegations that were not the same as this, certainly, but had connections to these kinds of old allegations from years ago, and I know you had concerns at the time, your husband certainly had concerns at the time that he never really had due process to defend himself from allegations like this. Have we learned anything over the years about due process not just for the accusers but also for the accused?”
Clinton, of course, argued that all allegations are different, implying that the accusations against her husband were not as serious as the ones against Kavanaugh.
“Well, I think that you have to take each of these situations sort of on their own merits. And what we have today is a process that has been rushed, that has been deliberately opaque, where information that the Congress, not just democratic senators, but all senators and the public deserve to see, that they were denied. So there has to be a set of standards. Yes, there should be due process for everyone involved. And I think that’s what Dr. Ford is asking for. She is asking for due process. She’s asking that there be an investigation.”
So, there are obviously a number of issues with Clinton’s comments. For starters, her husband was impeached in the House of Representatives for perjury and obstruction of justice in the case involving his admitted affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Bill Clinton admitted to having a sexual relationship with an intern in the White House, which was the same home his family was living in.
Conversely, the allegations against Kavanaugh are from the early 1980s, when they were young kids. Kavanaugh strongly denies assaulting Ford and says he doesn’t even remember the party. Another friend who claims he was there has also indicated that what Ford has claimed never happened.
There’s literally no comparison between what Clinton admitted to doing and what Kavanaugh has been accused of doing.
This entire ordeal shows how far liberals are willing to go to resist and oppose President Donald Trump.
And, perhaps inadvertently, Maddow busted Hillary Clinton for being a complete hypocrite given she is calling for due process now, yet didn’t seem bothered with trusting women when several came forward with allegations against her husband.