Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton is never going to escape her husband former President Bill Clinton‘s long list of sex scandals and her quiet role in their aftermath. Another accuser from the former president’s past has voiced their opposition to Hillary’s campaign and chances to win the Democratic presidential nomination. Juanita Broaddrick gave an interview to “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” which aired Sunday evening Nov. 22, 2015, on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM.
Broaddrick was Clinton’s first sex scandal and the harshest accusation. Broaddrick accused Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Clinton of raping her in 1978 after meeting him in an Arkansas hotel room about nursing homes and his campaign. Broaddrick is Clinton’s third victim to come out against Hillary Clinton’s hypocritical presidential campaign focusing on women’s issues. Both Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey have already spoken out against Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and a second Clinton administration. Although the press has repeatedly asked Monica Lewinsky, she refuses to comment. These women have accused Hillary Clinton of standing by and silently helping her husband cover up his scandal while often maligning the victims of the situations. Broaddrick is speaking out now because the Clintons “are not good people for America.”
The former nursing home administrator has always been the most reticent of Bill Clinton’s victims, barely speaking to the media about what happened to her 37 years ago. Broaddrick felt compelled to come forward and speak out against Hillary after two events an ad where Clinton defended all women victims of sexual assault, but most importantly Clinton’s testimony in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
Broaddrick sounded appalled at Hillary’s focus on women’s issues and her presidential campaign in general, telling host Klein, “Shame on you, Hillary, that’s disgusting. Shame on you, Hillary. It’s time to be truthful.” Broaddrick directly implied Hillary Clinton is a liar and a hypocrite who would do anything for political gain. The nursing administrator does not think that the Clintons should be allowed be allowed back into power, “The only thing that I would like to say is I hope that someday these two people, these people that I feel like are so evil, will be brought to justice. You know, if I can help in that, I will. But these are not good people for America.”
Clinton has made women’s issues a central point of her campaign writing on her campaign website, “Too often, these are called women’s issues. Well, I am a proud lifelong fighter for women’s issues, because I firmly believe what’s good for women is good for America. … As far as I’m concerned, any issue that affects women’s lives and futures is a women’s issue.” Women’s issues have been a focus of Hillary Clinton’s agenda since her official campaign launch. Hilary has emphasized her record furthering women’s rights and issues as First Lady, New York senator and Secretary of State as a basis to gain the support of women voters and prove she is serious about making her promises a reality if elected.
One aspect central to Hillary Clinton’s women’s agenda is “confront violence against women,” advocating for rape victims at home and in war zones. In September, Clinton told online media site Refinery 29 that “any woman who reports an assault should be heard and believed.” Clinton also made that the subject of a recent ad, where she spoke to “every survivor of sexual assault,” telling them “You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed. We’re with you.” That ad upset Broaddrick, who relayed to Klein that she “almost died” seeing the ad. Roger Stone and Robert Morrow wrote “The Clintons’ War on Women,” (2015) about the hypocrisy in Clinton’s position now, “Hillary now stumps around the country fighting for the unheard voice of women, but years ago, she fought to silence those same voices. They were victims of her husband’s sexual deviance, and she fought to keep their stories suppressed.”
Hillary may point to her professional record, but according to former President Bill Clinton’s victims, Hillary does not practice what she preaches. The Democratic frontrunner has attacked her husband’s victims in the name of political damage control, disparaging them in the media in an attempt to turn the tables and make Bill the victim, or in Broaddrick’s case advise her to keep the violation she experienced quiet. The hypocrisy is what prompted Broaddrick to speak the media after not doing so since her January 1999 interview with Dateline NBC in the middle of Clinton’s impeachment resulting from his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
In 1978, Broaddrick was 35, working in a nursing home as an administrator and volunteered for then-Arkansas Attorney General Bill Clinton’s, 31 first campaign for governor. They met when he “singled her out” at a campaign stop at the nursing home, she operated. Broaddrick recounted, “He would just sort of insinuate, you know when you are in Little Rock let’s get together. Let’s talk about the industry. Let’s talk about the needs of the nursing homes and I was very excited about that.” When Broaddrick went to Little Rock in April 1978 for a nursing convention with a fellow employee Norma Rogers-Kelsay, she decided to take Clinton up on his offer to tour his campaign headquarters.
Broaddrick remembers calling his campaign headquarters where a receptionist gave her Clinton’s contact information “at his private apartment.” She called Bill, and he told her, “Well, why don’t we meet in the Camelot Hotel coffee room, and we can get together there and talk. And I said ‘That would be fine.'” After arriving at the coffee shop, Clinton wanted to change their meeting location from the coffee room and because of the reporters, and he suggested they meet in Broaddrick’s room, she agreed. Broaddrick explained to Klein that, “it sort of took me back a little bit.” Continuing, Broaderrick said, “But I did say okay, I’ll order coffee to the room, which I did and that’s when things sort of got out of hand. And it was very unexpected. It was, you might even say, brutal. With the biting of my lip.”
Broaddrick refused to recount and relive what happened during the rape. She had given a detailed recount in her 1999 NBC interview about that day, April 25, 1978:
“Then he tries to kiss me again. And the second time he tries to kiss me he starts biting my lip … He starts to, um, bite on my top lip and I tried to pull away from him. And then he forces me down on the bed. And I just was very frightened, and I tried to get away from him, and I told him ‘No,’ that I didn’t want this to happen, but he wouldn’t listen to me. … It was a real panicky, panicky situation. I was even to the point where I was getting very noisy, you know, yelling to ‘Please stop.’ And that’s when he pressed down on my right shoulder, and he would bite my lip. … When everything was over with, he got up and straightened himself, and I was crying at the moment, and he walks to the door, and calmly puts on his sunglasses. And before he goes out the door he says ‘You better get some ice on that.’ And he turned and went out the door.”
In her interview with Klein, Broaddrick still sounded “emotional” from the events that transpired even after 37 years. She described, “I was in a state of shock afterward.” After failing to go meet her friend Rodgers at the convention, her friend, “came back to the room to check on me because she hadn’t heard from me …She came up, and it was devastating to her and to me to find me in the condition that I was in.” Broadrrick was a physical mess, her pantyhose torn at the crotch and her lip four sizes too big, “We really did not know what to do. We sat and talked and she got ice for my mouth. …It was four times the size that it should be. And she got ice for me and we decided then I just wanted to go home. I just wanted to get out of there, which we did.”
Three weeks after the rape, Broaddrick personally met Hillary at a Clinton private fundraising event in 1978. At the private home, Hillary approached Broaddrick alluding she knew what happened with her husband and advised her to keep quiet. Broadrrick recounted that she was “shell-shocked” when Hillary approached her and told her “I just want you to know how much Bill and I appreciate the things you do for him. Do you understand. Everything you do.” Broadrrick continued to relate, “She tried to take a hold of my hand, and I left. I told the girls I can’t take this. I’m leaving. So I immediately left.”
Broaddrick explained the significance, “What really went through my mind at that time is ‘She knows. She knew. She’s covering it up, and she expects me to do the very same thing.'” In 1999, Broadrick was even more accusatory towards Hillary, saying, “What did you mean, Hillary? Were you referring to my keeping quiet about the assault I had suffered at the hands of your husband only two weeks before? Were you warning me to continue to keep quiet? We both know the answer to that question.”
Broadderick told Klein she believes that Hillary has always been aware of her husband’s indiscretions and transgressions. She analyzed the Clintons’ relationship, “I think she has always known everything about him. I think they have this evil compact between the two of them that they each know what the other does and overlook it. And go right on. And cover one for the other.” During the years, eight women were thrown figuratively thrown under the bus; the Clintons practiced a “deny and smear” strategy to deal with Bill’s indiscretions, whether consensual, sexual harassment, unwanted advances, and even rape.
Kathleen Willey who also spoke to Aaron Klein at the end of August warned the public against electing Hillary and accused the Democratic frontrunner of “enable[ing] [Bill] his behavior. It’s as simple as that. She looks the other way, She might throw a tantrum, but she enabled it to happen again and again and again and again. And then she chooses to go after the women that he hooks up with, to ruin them again and again and again and again. And that’s how it works.” Wiley said, “This woman [Hillary] wrote the book on terrorizing women, on terrorism.”
Worst has been Hillary’s role in her husband’s scandals as Willey claimed she terrorizes women. Slate recently wrote, “According to Carl Bernstein’s A Woman in Charge, as her husband prepared to run for president, she pushed to get sworn statements from women he’d been rumored to have been involved with, statements in which they were supposed to say they’d had no relationship with him. She even interviewed one of these women herself, at her law firm. She also led efforts to undermine Gennifer Flowers, whom she referred to as ‘trailer trash.'”
Carl Limbacher writing his book “Hillary’s Scheme: Inside the Next Clinton’s Ruthless Agenda to Take the White House (2004) argues that Hillary was an accomplice in covering up her husband’s indiscretions. Limbacher explained, “Instead of an icon and a role model who had been betrayed by a spouse with an out of control libido, Mrs. Clinton would be a de facto accomplice of the worst order: someone who should have known what was going on and acted to prevent the further victimization of her sisters, but for reasons still unexplained did not.” Limbacher went as far accusing Hillary’s as being “an accomplice at some level to rape.” Limbacher believes Hillary “sold out” “on a chance that she might one day become President of the United States.”
Hillary’s hypocritical behavior towards women’s issues has roots in her husband’s administration. Candice E. Jackson writing in “Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine” (2005) said that Bill Clinton’s behavior bordered towards that of a sex addict, and was even more contradictory because he claimed to believe in feminism, but instead practiced old fashion liberal misogyny. Jackson explains, Clinton is a liberal misogynist, “a person that supports women’s rights politically yet repeatedly mistreats women personally.
Although as Broaddrick told NBC in 1999 that in no way the sex could have been construed as consensual, she still felt it her fault it happened, she blames that feeling on the mindset of the 1970s on the issue. Broaddrick explained to Klein, “I felt responsible until Bill came back. I felt responsible. I don’t know if you know the mentality of women and men at that time. But me letting him come to my room? I accepted full blame. And I thought ‘This is your fault and you have to bear this. There’s nothing you can do. He’s the attorney general. And this is your fault.'”
In 1999, Broadrrick explained to NBC News why she was not scared to speak with Clinton in her room, she was not threatened by him and underestimated him. She explained, “I was a little bit uneasy, but I felt, ah, a real friendship toward this man, and I didn’t feel any, um, any danger in him coming to my room.
It was only after a chance meeting with Clinton in 1991, just before he announced he is running for president did Broaddrick, finally believe what he did to her was not her fault. While at a meeting at the Riverfront Hotel in Little Rock Broaddrick was called by the front desk. It was Clinton. Broaddrick recalled, “They called me out of the meeting and pointed to an area to go down around the corner by an elevator area. And I walked around the corner, and there he stands.” Clinton apologized to Broaddrick, “He immediately comes over to me with this gushing apology. Like, ‘I’m so sorry for what happened. I hope you can forgive me. I’m a family man now. I have a daughter. I’m a changed man. I would never do anything like that again.'” At the time Broaddrick responded, “I told him to go to hell, and I walked off.”
Clinton’s apology was self-serving, another attempt at keeping Broaddrick quiet, and his scandals in the past. The next week Clinton announced he was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Still, it helped Broaddrick realize what happened was not her fault, but his as it should be, “I have to thank him for that day because the blame then went off of me and on to him. And I knew that it wasn’t my fault. I knew that I didn’t use good judgment but I knew that the incident was no longer my fault.”
For years, Broaddrick refused to discuss what Clinton did to her. Only her friend Norma Rogers and Rogers’ sister Jean Darden, two other friends, Susan Lewis and Louis Ma and the man she was having an affair with that would become her second husband, David Broaddrick knew what happened. She never even told her husband at the time, Gary Hickey that Clinton raped her. Clinton did not achieve what he wanted his past did come back to haunt him during the primary when the tabloid Star wrote an article accusing Clinton of adultery in January.
Speculation about Broaddrick only began circulating in October 1992 threatening to an October Surprise that very well might have altered the course of history. Broaddrrick had told a friend of hers and Republican, Phillip Yoakum about the rape that election year, Yoackum contacted Sheffield Nelson, the Republican candidate, who lost the 1990 gubernatorial election for governor where Clinton was reelected. Both Yoackum and Nelson met with Broaddrick encouraging her to go public with what Clinton did to her, she refused, but Yoakum taped Broaddrick speaking and summarized what she said about her encounter with Clinton. Both the New York Times and the LA Times began speculating, but Broaddrick refused to confirm the story.
The Paul Jones sexual harassment case brought Clinton down in many ways. The case and independent prosecutor’s investigation revealed his affair with Monica Lewinsky, his perjury about his affair leading to his impeachment by the House of Representatives, and forcing Broaddrick to admit to the public that Clinton raped her. Paula Jones’ investigators tried to get Broaddrick on the record, in fall 1997. All she would say “it was just a horrible, horrible thing,” and she “wouldn’t relive it for anything,” and “there’s just absolutely no way anyone can get to him, he’s just too vicious.”
The nursing administrator even lied in her affidavit and sworn deposition for the Jones case denying anything happened. Even Independent prosecutor Kenneth Starr believed her and did not find her that relevant, but the FBI did, and she was forced, to tell the truth. Rumors were circulating in the media that the Clinton’s bought Broaddrick’s silence rather than just intimidate her. That is when Broaddrick agreed to be interviewed by NBC’s Lisa Myers on Jan. 20, 1999. The interview was taped after Clinton was impeached by the House, but NBC sat on the story until Clinton was acquitted by the Senate. Upset, Broaddrick decided to speak to the Wall Street Journal’s Dorothy Rabinowitz who published her story on Feb. 19 and NBC aired the interview a few days later on Feb. 24.
The public’s reaction and suspicion about her story led Broaddrick to remain silent for years. The fact that Broaddrick lied in her affidavit and her deposition made many doubt her story. After the impeachment, the public did not want to hear more about Clinton’s sex scandal. Neither did the liberal media willing to cover it. There were elements of Broaddrick’s story that others involved with Clinton albeit in consensual relationships collaborated. Particularly former Miss America winner Elizabeth Ward Gracen, who said that Clinton bite her lip when he became rough. Gracen had a brief affair with Clinton and insinuated the sex might not have been that welcome.
Most of the books that have been written that broach the topic of Broaddrick’s claim that Clinton raped her, believe her. Among those that believe Broaddrick include, Michael Isikoff’s, Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter’s Story, Christopher Hitchens’, “No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton,” (2000), Carl Limbacher’s “Hillary’s Scheme: Inside the Next Clinton’s Ruthless Agenda to Take the White House (2004), and most recently Roger Stone and Robert Morrow’s “The Clintons’ War on Women,” (2015). Stone and Morrow actually claim that Clinton raped Broaddrick twice during their meeting.
The most complete look at the women at the center of Bill Clinton’s sex scandals is Candice E. Jackson’s “Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine” (2005). Jackson recounted in detail the stories of the lesser-known women, Elizabeth Ward Gracen, Sally Perdue and Juanita Broaddrick, and the known Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Kathleen Wiley, and the most famous, Monica Lewinsky. The problem is that liberals and Clinton supporters discredit many of these authors and their arguments against the Clintons.
Broaddrick spoke to the media now to warn the public against electing Hillary president because she believes she is a liar. Clinton’s lying was the main reason the former nursing home administrator came out to let the public know Clinton lied during her testimony and that she should “The only thing that made me consider coming forward again at this time at my age is when I saw her on that Benghazi hearing. Which was really hard to look at. I always turn the channel when either one of them are on TV. But when I saw that look on her face. It was the very same look back in 1978. That lying look.” Broaddrick said she fears for a Hillary presidency because “she lies. Just like she did in the Benghazi hearing. She lies. She covers up. Just to imagine her in that position would not be good for America.”
The Clintons manage to put a spell on Americans whether in the 1990s or now with Hillary’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. No others in leadership positions in the modern era would be able to get away as unscathed as the Clintons. They invoke conservative, Republican conspiracy theories and vendettas as the reason behind the scandals, and liberals and American voters eat it up. Whether it is Bill Clinton’s sex scandals or Hillary’s email scandal while Secretary of State or their positions on women, the Clintons have been hypocritical. Democrats are so desperate to hold on to the White House they seem to forget how much of a circus the Clintons made during their first time around.
Most of the recent books on the Clintons warn the public about their scandalous past. Roger Stone and Robert Morrow’s “The Clintons’ War on Women,” (2015) and Edward Klein’s “Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary” (2015) are dismissed as sensational, tabloid, and not credible or as conservative attacks on the Clintons. On the opposite extreme, some historians praise Clinton’s presidency and argue that Clinton can be a role to new young world leaders, while barely skirting Clinton’s scandals. Historians creating books that praise Clinton’s administration are more interested in pandering to liberals, riding on Hillary’s probable Democratic presidential nomination, and looking for book sales rather than creating responsible historical analysis and perspective.
Somewhere in between is the truth about the Clintons, they might not be the devils but hardly paragons, and definitely not what the country needs in the scary political climate full of international terrorist threats. The country needs a leader more interested in leading than covering up their latest scandal. The American public has wasted enough time on the Clintons’ sideshow political reality show. In the 2016 presidential election, Americans need to heed the warnings and no longer be seduced by the Clintons’ smooth talking politics.