It is one thing for a politician to lie; it is completely different for Hillary Clinton to lie to the face of the rape victim she laughed at repeatedly. During the town hall style second presidential debate, Kathy Shelton who was raped at the age of 12 sat in the audience as Clinton pretended the mid-1980s tape of her laughing about the securing the release of Shelton’s rapist in 1975 did not exist. Unfortunately for Clinton, it does exist. And it is the reason many females cannot accept her as our leader, let alone the entire nation’s.
During the second presidential debate Trump brought up crippling stories regarding the Clintons, particularly discussing Hillary Clintons aforementioned tape where she is heard laughing about Shelton’s rape case, Clintons response, “Well, first, let me start by saying that so much of what he’s just said is not right.”
But Trump is right, and we have known that for two years.
In June of 2014, the Washington Free Beacon unearthed an interview between reported Roy Reed and Clinton captured on tape and available through the Special Collections Department of the University of Arkansas Libraries. The tape clearly has Clinton bragging about the case, blocking evidence and laughing about her defendant’s crime, at one point she jokes, “I had him take a polygraph, which he passed, which forever destroyed my faith in polygraphs.” Her laughter is audible.
Clinton admitted she believed her client committed the crime and vigorously defended him anyway. As a lawyer this is Clinton’s job; what is disgraceful is lying to the country in front of the victim, mocking her plight and then continually acting as an advocate for women’s protection.
However, Kathy Shelton is no longer that 12-year-old girl and she made her position on Clinton very strong.
On Oct. 9, 2016 Shelton’s tweets spoke volumes about Clinton. Shelton wrote, “I don’t care if Trump said gross things. I care that Hillary Clinton lied, terrorized and, & mocked me, defending my rapist,” “Hillary Clinton is a cold-hearted liar. The lies she told about me, 12 yr old rape victim, traumatized me nearly as much as the rape itself,” and “No little girl should suffer violent rape like I did… But no grown woman should attack that little girl like Hillary Clinton did.”
Most devastatingly, she called for the support and justice she did not receive when she was 12, tweeting, “At 12 I was one of the first women Hillary Clinton destroyed, but I wasn’t the last. Please put an end to this woman’s career of abusing us.”
Clinton cannot decide this year that she wants to rule the “women card” and be the ultimate advocate for women if just a few decades ago she was demeaning women in their most vulnerable state and bragging about it. She even had written on her campaign website, “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.” Nobody believes that.
Shelton is not the only victim to Clinton’s vulgarity toward women experiencing sexual assault. In April 2016 the New York Post covered Hillary Clinton’s reaction to the resurfacing of Bill Clintons sexual assault allegations.
Clinton has consistently advocated over the last year that “every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.” Yet Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978 during his time as attorney general of Arkansas, had a very different statement she wanted remembered, “It’s important for everyone to know that Hillary Clinton is not innocent in all of the cover up and the attempted attacks on all of the women that Bill Clinton abused.”
Broaddrick has explained that Hillary is just as guilty as Bill for his action, as Hillary has enabled him and threatened Broaddrick to keep her allegations silent.
Clinton has not listened and assisted women dealing with sexual assault; she has mocked them and threatened them. Clinton has lied to them to their face in front of the nation. If women want this violence to stop they cannot look to someone who has perpetuated it.
Hillary Clinton is simply not deserving of the honor of being called the first female president.
Natalia Castro is a contributing editor at Americans for Limited Government.