Monday, August 15, 2016
The Clinton campaign has removed a pledge from its website stating that all survivors of sexual assault “have the right to be believed.”
On a page dedicated to “Campus sexual assault” on HillaryClinton.com, this passage from the Democratic presidential candidate used to be prominently featured last year: “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.”
But by February of this year, those lines had been deleted, according to BuzzFeed News.
The website says the scrubbing came after the election-cycle re-emergence of Juanita Broaddrick, who has accused Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978 when he was attorney general of Arkansas.
Broaddrick has accused Hillary Clinton of enabling her husband — and of threatening her to keep her allegations against Bill Clinton silent.
“It’s important for everyone to know that Hillary Clinton is not innocent in all of the coverup and the attempted attacks on all of the women that Bill Clinton abused,” Broaddrick told Boston radio station WRKO.
Republican Donald Trump has repeated Broaddrick’s rape allegations in a bid to bolster his candidacy, and even released video of Broaddrick and another woman who’s accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment, Kathleen Willey.
In May, Trump released an Instagram ad featuring the two accusers.