Why Bill Clinton’s Accuser Doesn’t Believe Ford
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Juanita Broaddrick, a woman who accused former President Bill Clinton of rape, called the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “sketchy” and “vague.”
“I’m sorry, I do not believe her allegations. If she had something like that done to her, I don’t believe it had anything to do with Brett Kavanaugh,” Broaddrick told The Daily Signal in an exclusive interview Thursday.
“They’re so vague. They’re so sketchy. Everything that Mrs. Ford originally reported [is] crumbling.”
Broaddrick traveled from Arkansas to Washington, D.C., to attend a rally Thursday in support of Kavanaugh. The rally was organized by Concerned Women for America, a conservative public policy women’s organization, and held prior to the public hearings where both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, were scheduled to testify.
“You cannot go to court or make allegations just on your memory,” Broaddrick said. “You have to have facts, you have to have dates, you have to have what, where, who, how, when, why—which I had at the time, and … Miss Ford doesn’t.”
Broaddrick accused Clinton of raping her in Arkansas in 1978 when she was a nursing home administrator and he was campaigning for governor. She recounted her account in a 1999 “Dateline NBC” interview.
Broaddrick also said there’s a “double standard” for the way Democrats treat accusations of sexual assault, versus Republicans. She said many of the same Democrats who have called for an FBI investigation into Ford’s allegations weren’t even willing to hear her story in the ’90s.
It’s so important that the American people understand what [Democratic Sens.] Dianne Feinstein [of California], Chuck Schumer [of New York], and Sen. [Dick] Durbin did to me in 1999. I had all the evidence in the world. I had witnesses, I had injuries, I had dates, and everything verified. This was in the ‘NBC Dateline’ interview, and then when I was deposed by the independent counsel, Ken Starr’s group, they deposed me, and this became part of the record of the impeachment, not one Democrat senator would read this. Not one. They completely refused.
Although Broaddrick suggested the pendulum has now swung too far in the opposite direction—from not giving women the time of day to be heard, to now believing women despite a lack of evidence—Broaddrick says on the whole, things have improved for victims of sexual abuse. But that wouldn’t have happened, she added, without Hillary Clinton’s defeat.
“Things are better now, but it’s only because Hillary Clinton lost,” she said. “Her husband was my rapist. And all of these articles that came out in 2017, such as Michelle Goldberg with the New York Times—big headline ‘I believe Juanita,’—and all of these others that fell in line, those articles, I really feel, would never have come forward had Hillary been elected president.”