During an interview on the podcast of MSNBC contributor and Washington Post writer Jonathan Capehart, Hillary Clinton was asked about the recent rash of sexual harassment claims.
“It’s politics and it’s gotten very political, and there are a lot of names in this hopper,” Capehart said. “Whether it’s Franken or Moore, or Trump or Clinton … you name it. Does that make it harder or easier to not have it be a blip, just a cultural moment instead of a cultural change?”
Clinton was very selective in her answer, talking confidently about the sexual harassment claims against Bill O’Reilly, Roy Moore and Donald Trump, but did not mention Franken or her own husband.
“Think about all the women working the overnight shift in factories, or late-night in restaurants, or cocktail lounges, or just minding their own business in their own neighborhood. And those women don’t have household names,” Clinton said.
“And that’s what we’re seeing with Roy Moore. These are not famous women. These are women who basically have said, ‘Hey, this is unacceptable. I wasn’t able to talk about it a long time ago, but now others are coming forward [and] I’m willing to do that.’
“The same with the large number of women accusing Trump of sexual assault and his own confession to it on the Access Hollywood tape.”
On Wednesday in Washington, D.C., three of Clinton’s accusers, Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick and Leslie Millwee, will headline a press conference calling for the resignation of Al Franken, John Conyers and Joe Barton from Congress.