Long-time women's rights activist and politician Hillary Clinton said she viewed the sexual harassment and rape allegations against her friend and financial backer Harvey Weinstein "intolerable in every way," a view that conservative commentator Tomi Lahren found ironic and comical given that Hillary is "still married" to Bill Clinton, who also has a string of sexual harassment claims and a rape allegation against him.
On Fox's Watters' World, Oct. 15, host Jesse Watters mentioned that Hillary Clinton said she "was just sick" and "appalled" about the allegations against Weinstein, but when asked if she would return donations to her from the Hollywood mogul, Clinton had claimed, "well, there's no one to give it back to."
Watters said, “What do you mean there’s no one to give it back to? You just write ‘Harvey Weinstein’ on a check and send it back to Hollywood, right, Tomi?"
Tom Lahren, a commentator for the Fox News Channel, said, “Oh, we know that Hillary struggled with some of these things especially when she’s put in that position. But the funniest thing about her comment there is she finds this intolerable."
"Um, you’re still married to Bill," said Lahren. "Apparently you don’t find these things that intolerable.”
Over the last three decades there have numerous allegations of sexual harassment and at least one allegation of rape against Bill Clinton.
Juanita Broaddrick, who wanted to volunteer on the gubernatorial campaign of Bill Clinton in Arkansas in 1978, alleged that he raped her in a hotel room in April of that year, a story she told in detail on Dateline NBC in 1999. Bill Clinton personally never denied Broaddrick's claim but his attorney, David Kendall, did on his client's behalf.
On Feb. 19, 1999, Attorney Kendall in a statement said, "Any allegation that the president assaulted Mrs. Broaddrick more than 20 years ago is absolutely false. Beyond that, we're not going to comment."
In January 2016, Broadderick wrote 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."
Some of the women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual harassment, in one form or another, include Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey. Clinton settled with Jones for a reported $850,000. President Clinton was also involved in a sexual affair with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, who became a paid employee after the affair began in November 1995.
In a nationally televised White House news conference on Jan. 26, 1998, President Clinton denied the affair, saying, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky." Lewinsky had always maintained that their trysts involved oral sex and other sexual acts but not sexual intercourse.
In December 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives for perjury to a grand jury and obstruction of justice.
Commenting on the sexual harassment and rape allegations aginst Harvey Weinstein, who is a long-time donor to the Democratic Party and the Clintons, Hillary Clinton last Wednesday said, “I was just sick. I was shocked. I was appalled. It was something that was just intolerable in every way. And, you know, like so many people who’ve come forward and spoken out, this was a different side of a person who I and many others had known in the past.”
Asked if she would return Weinstein's donations, Hillary Clinton said. “Well, there’s no one to give it back to.... What other people are saying, what my former colleagues are saying, is they’re going to donate it to charity, and of course I will do that. I give 10% of my income to charity every year. This will be part of that. There’s no – there’s no doubt about it.”