Self-proclaimed women’s advocate Hillary Clinton removed a very important pledge from her website. The pledge stated that all survivors of sexual assault “have the right to be believed.” RedState reported that HillaryClinton.com prominently featured this pledge in the Issues section under Campus Sexual Assault, but removed it in February 2016. The content removal coincides with Juanita Broaddrick resurfacing around the same time. Broaddrick kept silent for years, but came forward to remind people about history. She claims she was forcibly raped by Bill Clinton in a Little Rock hotel room when he was lieutenant governor of Arkansas. At least one witness has testified in support of Broaddrick’s claims. Indeed, Bill has a long list of claimants, as outlined in a BSR previous story.
Interestingly, at some point after August 15, this revamped pledge was reinstated to HillaryClinton.com: “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.” The phrase “You have the right to be believed, and we’re with you” is now omitted. Hillary’s plan to end campus sexual assault outlines comprehensive support to survivors, a fair process for all, and increase of preventative measures. Furthermore, she outlines her record on leading efforts “to address violence against women my entire career”, touting her efforts as first lady when she created the DOJ’s Office on Violence Against Women, denouncing violence against women as a clear human rights violation. She also outlines her senatorial co-sponsorship of the 2005 Violence Against Women Act, and the CARE Act, ensuring access to emergency contraception for victims of rape and incest victims, including military servicewomen. Finally, her efforts as Secretary of State are lauded for appealing to the U.N. and the international community to end rape in war-torn areas and end violence against women.
Most of the women in Bill’s past, including Broaddrick, have accused Hillary Clinton of being a fierce protector and enabler of his transgressions, and say that Hillary used her influence and her past held offices to threaten them to keep silent. Many of the women have stated that Hillary would not allow her own ambition to be thwarted by her husband’s sexual matters.
It seems that the only victims who are allowed to have a voice are those that don’t interfere with Hillary’s future plans.