Juanita Broaddrick, who filed charges of sexual assault against former President Bill Clinton before was president, severely criticized Democrats for what she called “the biggest double standard I’ve ever seen” regarding the way they have treated the sexual assault accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Broaddrick arrived at the Senate hearing of Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, on Thursday, talking to reporters outside the Senate building.
Broaddrick stated that Ford’s accusations of Kavanaugh’s attempt to sexually assault her in the early 1980’s at a gathering were beyond comparison with her case. Broaddrick said:
“Because Dr. Ford has no evidence, I had the who, what, when, where and how and had five people that I told, not even counting the woman who found me 30 minutes after the rape with a swollen busted lip, torn clothes and in a state of shock.”
“How they can take these accusations and run with them, and laugh at mine for so many years is the biggest double standard I’ve ever seen. It makes me angry that they (Senate Democrats) left [Clinton] in office.”
“I have twenty times more evidence for my rape by Bill Clinton than Dr. Ford has against Kavanaugh. Democrats turned their backs on me. They refused to read or acknowledge me in 1999 when I went public with my story. Democrats turned their backs on me.”
In 1978 in Arkansas, Broaddrick accused Clinton of raping her when he was the state’s attorney general.
She asserted Clinton repeatedly bit her lip during the attack, leaving her with a bloody lip and telling her “you better put some ice on that” — Clinton refuted her allegations.
Juanita Broaddrick is outside of Dirksen Senate building.
I asked her if Dr. Ford is asking for what Broaddrick asked for years ago, and feels she didn’t get, the chance to be heard – to be believed…
She said (firmly) no. She said her situation was different because she “had evidence.” Broaddrick says Ford does not.
— Ellison Barber (@ellisonbarber) September 27, 2018
“It’s not that I’ve decided, she hasn’t anything truly evidentiary to this point, how can she all of a sudden have something new to say today? She’s presented nothing,” Broaddrick said.
Broaddrick called out Democrats for rushing to accept Ford’s allegations as true, calling them “hypocrites” for not believing her, though she had evidence.
“All women are to be believed if they’re not conservatives and as long as the assault was not done by Democrats,” Broaddrick said.
Ford is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, followed by Kavanaugh.