Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s “I’m With Her” campaign slogan has caused many people to rightly bring up her and her husband’s disturbing past regarding the treatment of women. In particular, the removal of a portion of a statement on sexual assault from her website is very telling.
According to Buzzfeed, after Juanita Broaddrick, a woman who accused former President Bill Clinton of rape in 1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas while he was running for governor, ended years of silence, a statement Clinton made about the right of rape victims to be heard has since been removed from Clinton’s website:
“I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed, and we’re with you.”
Buzzfeed reported that this statement was removed from Clinton’s website when Broaddrick broke her silence about the alleged rape that occurred while Bill Clinton was Attorney General in 1978 on Twitter:
I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73….it never goes away.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 6, 2016
According to The Daily Caller, the line “you have the right to be believed, and we’re with you” was removed from Clinton’s website from a page addressing campus sexual assault after Broaddrick’s tweet in January.
The line was included in an archived post from Nov. 30, but according to Buzzfeed it was removed prior to Feb. 4, about a month after Broaddrick tweeted.
The line comes from video remarks Clinton made and is still on Clinton’s site. You can watch the remarks below:
After Juanita Broaddrick, a woman who accused former President Bill Clinton of rape in 1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas while he was running for governor of the state, ended years of silence:
Now, if Clinton had nothing to hide, why would she change that line? It’s highly unlikely that it was just a big coincidence and that Clinton realized the logic of the statement “you have a right to be believed” is flawed in that it automatically assumes that every person that accuses someone of rape is telling the truth without evidence.
Clinton herself didn’t believe this when she defended a man who raped a 12-year old early in her law career and boasted that she knew he did it but that it didn’t matter.
Clinton is notorious for bullying and silencing women that have come forward with allegations against her husband, not only rendering her statement about the right to be believed invalid, but also the absurd idea that Clinton stands for women.
The Clinton Foundation takes enormous amounts of money from countries with egregious human rights abuses against women in addition to the way her husband treats women and the sexual assault allegations against him that Hillary either brushes off or bullies into silence.
Clinton’s slogan “I’m with her” means that she expects women to vote for her, but when it comes to women’s rights, she simply looks the other way.