Obamas haven’t said anything either.
*UPDATE* Hillary released a statement today that condemned Weinstein, but did not mention anything about returning Weinstein’s contributions.
Failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has lashed out at almost everyone for losing the election to President Donald Trump.
She has also claimed to be a feminist, even though she has stuck with her husband through sexual assault and rape accusations. Her friends and allies have stuck with her on that one, but now they’re starting to turn against her since she has not spoken out against movie mogul and mega-Democrat donor Harvey Weinstein.
Last week, The New York Times published an article that detailed accounts from many females, including Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan, of alleged sexual harassment against Weinstein.
The Weinstein Company has also let go of Weinstein. More and more of the left have turned against him, but not the Clintons…until today. You know, five days later.
Hillary Clinton retweets a statement on Weinstein, does not mention campaign donations pic.twitter.com/XIOabIsvb0
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) October 10, 2017
Hillary Clinton is such a brave champion for women that she issued a statement condemning donor Harvey Weinstein…through a spokeswoman
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) October 10, 2017
She released a statement only after everyone turned against her:
HRC spoke for 90 mins last nite, didn’t mention Harvey Weinstein.She won’t give women a “pass” for not voting for her, but she gave him one.
— Erin Burnett (@ErinBurnett) October 10, 2017
I have asked Hillary Clinton’s spox over last few days about Harvey Weinstein.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) October 9, 2017
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) October 9, 2017
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) October 10, 2017
When are you going to Tweet about Harvey Weinstein? https://t.co/A5ckawFcS0
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) October 7, 2017
Hillary tweeted this in the past about victims of sexual assault:
— Problematic AF™???? (@EF517_V2) October 10, 2017
I saw some tweets about reporters not asking Hillary about the Weinstein accusations, but Eli Watkins and Dan Merica at CNN reported that the network has asked her spokesman for a comment. They have not received any response from Hillary or the Obamas:
Representatives for the Clintons have not responded to comment for this story, and Obama’s office declined to comment. Clinton did not mention Weinstein during an appearance Monday night at the University of California, Davis, as part of her book tour, her first public appearance since the story broke.
Longtime Hillary Clinton aides have been confused by the former secretary of state’s silence on the issue, questioning — in private — why she has not weighed in at all.
Weinstein has long been a Clinton donor with ties to the political family. Weinstein was one of many from Hollywood who donated to Bill Clinton’s legal defense fund in the 1990s, a Washington Post report from the time stated. More recently, the Clintons rented a home next to Weinstein in the Hamptons in 2015, and Weinstein served as a connector between Hollywood stars and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
Weinstein raised about $1.5 million from 1990-2016, according to data from the campaign finance-tracking Center for Responsive Politics, and was a bundler for Clinton’s 2016 effort, including at a star-studded fundraiser for Clinton in June 2016 at Weinstein’s Manhattan home.
Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, said she’s disappointed that Hillary hasn’t said anything. From RealClearPolitics:
KATY TUR, MSNBC: President Obama and Hillary Clinton silent so far. How do you feel about the selective outrage? I could be outraged about Donald Trump last year but not outraged about this?
LIZZ WINSTEAD, CO-CREATOR OF DAILY SHOW: I feel like it happens a lot with women’s’ issues. I feel really disappointed in both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. If you took money from this person because this person had really good progressive goals that were in line with the politics, great. When you find out that this person is a monster, especially a monster towards women, why wouldn’t you denounce it? Why would you have shame? Come out and denounce it.
But you know, otherwise you will never have credibility when trying to denounce oh, I don’t know, a president who talks about the freedom to sexual assault a woman in a tape we hear on Access Hollywood? You know, you got to wonder, did that incident that just weirdly happened practically to the anniversary of the date we found out about this, go past America and America gave Trump a pass because we didn’t call out this kind of behavior from Democrats?
Late night host Jimmy Kimmel struck out against Hillary last night for taking money from two sexual predators, Weinstein and Trump, in reference to The Washington Post report last October on leaked audio from access Hollywood. Trump donated to Hillary’s campaign in 2008. From Newsweek:
Weinstein, of course, was a big donor to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and, before her, the Obama campaign. During the 2016 election cycle, Weinstein also hosted at least two Hollywood fundraisers for Clinton in New York—the first, co-hosted by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, in October 2015 and another in June 2016. The latter is reported to have been attended by Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Vera Wang, and raised $1.8 million.
Weinstein’s donations to Clinton have, again, prompted right-wing scorn toward the former secretary of state.
But, Kimmel said, “I’m not defending Hillary Clinton. Her campaign did take money from what turned out to be a high-profile man who has been accused of sexual harassment multiple times. But not just one of them, by the way—she took money from two of them: Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump.”
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