Women’s groups who were endlessly vocal when then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was dubiously accused of sexual assault have said nothing after it was announced that Vice President Kamala Harris would co-host an event on women’s empowerment with former President Bill Clinton, who was accused by numerous women of rape or sexual harassment.
The Daily Caller reported that it reached out to numerous prominent women’s group, “including Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, the Women’s March, Time’s Up Now, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), and the American Civil Liberties Union.” The outlet asked these groups questions about the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative event, which Clinton will host with Harris.
“None of these organizations have spoken out against Clinton’s upcoming appearance, though they clamored to support Christine Blasey Ford in September 2018 when she accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school,” the Caller reported. “These organizations did not respond to repeated requests for comment from the DCNF on Wednesday.”
The outlet also noted that most of these organizations also haven’t commented on the multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY).
In October 2018, the Women’s March staged a protest against Kavanaugh’s nomination inside the Hart Senate building, where women yelled and screamed and accused him of sexual assault even though the allegations were hardly credible. Ford accused Kavanaugh of having sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers, yet she never provided any evidence she had ever even been in the same room as Kavanaugh. No witnesses supported her claims, and even her parents remained silent about her allegations, never mentioning anything that might help her case. Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, didn’t know who committed the act she claimed as sexual assault until she spoke to Democrat lawyers. After that, she claimed it was Kavanaugh who exposed himself to her when they were in college. Again, not witnesses could confirm her story, yet the Women’s March, EMILY’s List, and other women’s group all said they believed Ford.
The allegations against Clinton have been around since the 90s, and while he has never been convicted of a crime, they linger. Women’s groups, however, actively avoid discussing the allegations against the former Democratic president, with EMILY’s List even dedicating a page on its website to him and asking him to deliver the keynote address to its 2016 gala.
Cecil Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood, refused to criticize Clinton when she was interviewed by TIME magazine in 2016 about her endorsement of then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“It’s really not the focus of this event today. It’s a political campaign, I’m sure there’s going to be all kinds of mud everywhere,” Richards told the outlet at the time.
Some of Bill Clinton’s accusers, including Juanita Broaddrick and Leslie Millwee, told the Caller that the #MeToo movement – which is purportedly about victims of sexual violence and harassment – ignored them.
“They’ve never acknowledged that we exist,” Broaddrick told the outlet.