Are we supposed to believe alleged victims of sexual assault, or are we not? It’s hard to keep up with the leftist playbook, what with the rules changing depending on who is accused. For example, the continual coddling of Bill Clinton by supposed feminists makes for a head-scratcher. One such feminist who defends a powerful white man in the face of sexual assault accusations is House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
On “Meet the Press” over the weekend, Pelosi was confronted about her defense of accused sexual predator Bill Clinton. Right off the bat, the show’s producer played a clip of her in 1998 saying to Tim Russert that “the women are America are just like other Americans in that they value fairness; they value privacy and do not want to see a person with uncontrolled power, uncontrolled time… unlimited money investigating the president of the United States.”
In other words, in 1998, Nancy Pelosi took it upon herself to speak for all the women in American when asked by Tim Russert about her “silence when there have been these allegations, serious ones about President Clinton.” What’s worse, she took it upon herself to ignore (for all women) the serious and substantiated accusations against Bill Clinton. Pelosi proved in that interview that defending the power players in her leftist tribe ultimately trumps feminist ideology. And nothing has changed as she demonstrated this weekend on “Meet the Press.”
Just prior to the replayed 1998 interview with Russert, Chuck Todd had asked Pelosi about the accusations against Congressman Conyers. She firmly replied, “I don’t know who they are. Do you? They have not really come forward. And that gets to…. Well, that’s for the Ethics Committee to review. But I believe he understands what is at stake here and he will do the right thing. But all of these non-disclosure agreements have to go. By the way, some of them are there to protect the victim because they didn’t want some of it to be public. But that’s over. In other words, if the victim wants to be private, she can be… he or she can be.”
Of course, that’s also the same interview in which Pelosi said of the congressman, “John Conyers is an icon in our country. He has done a great deal to protect women.”
Chuck Todd wasn’t about to let her off the hook; he forced her to respond to recent comments made by Senator Gillibrand and New York Mayor de Blasio that President Clinton would’ve had Democrats calling for his resignation in today’s climate. True to form, Pelosi dodged and deflected.
“Let me just say, the concern that we had then was that they were impeaching the president of the United States,” Pelosi asserted. “For something that had nothing to do with the performance of his duties, and trying to take him out for that reason.”
According to Pelosi, the Republicans were wrong to go after an accused serial sexual predator.
In the interview, she then went on to congratulate women for having a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual harassment and assault. Which is great, but apparently Pelosi still doesn’t believe that that zero-tolerance policy extends to Bill Clinton.
Chuck Todd wasn’t finished, though. After comparing her defense of Clinton in 1998 to President Trump’s comments about Roy Moore, he asked her, “Were you putting politics ahead of your personal disgust?”
A visibly flustered Pelosi responded by diminishing the accusations of rape against Clinton in comparison to the accusations of child molesting against Roy Moore. She then demanded that they move forward, meaning to leave President Clinton alone and focus on Republicans who are accused of sexual misconduct.
The hypocrisy of Pelosi is glaring. Sadly, many leftists around the country will not only excuse her but also agree with her. In the leftist playbook, victims of sexual assault are not to be believed if the accused is a Democrat.