If you go to Hillary Clinton’s campaign website and click on the “Issues” tab, you’ll see a variety of links to topics, one of which is “Campus Sexual Assault.”
At the top of the Campus Sexual Assault page is a quote from Hillary Clinton:
“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.
Hillary, September 14, 2015”
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That quote comes from a press conference Hillary Clinton held in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Real Clear Politics reported on it back in September:
“Today I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault,” Clinton said. “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.”[…]
Clinton said women should immediately be believed, starting a process to “determination as to what if anything should be done about the claim that was made.”
See something missing from the quote that’s on Hillary’s website? “You have the right to be believed.” Now why would her campaign delete that part of the quote? Apparently, they used to have the entire quote, but they recently scrubbed it.
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 15, 2016
Perhaps part of the reason is that people keep bringing up Hillary’s case from the 70’s where a 12-year-old girl was raped, and Hillary was the rapist’s defense attorney.
Or, it could be that people are also bringing up Hillary’s philandering husband who has quite a list of women who have come forward over the years, accusing him of rape.
If all those women are to be believed – as Hillary said we should do – then that means that she is married to at least a rape suspect. That just plays into the idea that “ordinary” people get in trouble with the law when they commit crimes (and sometimes when they don’t commit crimes), but not the Clintons. They can get away with rape and murder.
So, to avoid further attention to the matter, they decided to just delete that portion of the quote. Ironically, by deleting it, they’re actually drawing more attention to it.
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