On Friday, “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski called Bill Clinton a “predator” during a conversation about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
As panelist Donny Deutsch talked about the allegations made against Moore, Brzezinski, noting that this behavior isn’t partisan, added somewhat hesitantly that Bill Clinton “sexually harassed an intern in the White House.”
Later, Brzezinski actually called Clinton a “predator”:
We have to look at what the goal is here. What’s the goal? What are we trying to do? Because I think the goal is to shine light on really bad behavior … we need to create an environment where everyone feels safe, where this behavior is shunned, where it’s unwelcome, and where it’s prevented. So, is the goal to bring people down based on politics or hate?
There are cases that are proven, where there are settlements, where there is evidence and the sexual predator has been brought down. Harvey Weinstein. There are cases where the predator flourished and continued to be the President of the United States. I’m talking about Bill Clinton. Where the women were attacked, where they were settled with, and their lives were ruined – Monica Lewinsky.
While it’s certainly encouraging to see progressive pundits, politicians, and celebrities finally give some credibility to Bill Clinton’s accusers, it all feels forced. It’s as though progressives are being forced to acknowledge these women — at least in passing — simply because the topic of sexual abuse is so prevalent in the news. It’s all too little, too late.
Clinton was accused of several heinous crimes. Juanita Broaddrick says Clinton violently raped her in 1978; Kathleen Willey says he sexually assaulted her in 1993; Paula Jones says he exposed himself to her in 1991.