In September of this past year, Hillary Clinton raised quite a few eyebrows when she tweeted a message to survivors of sexual assault.
“You have the right to be heard,” she wrote. ” You have the right to be believed.”
That’s strange coming from someone whose husband has had such a huge trail of sexual assault victims in the past.
It wasn’t just a one time message.
In November she wrote, “Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.”
She even added that message to her campaign website:
In 1999, Broaddrick, a former nursing home employee, accused Clinton’s husband Bill of raping her decades earlier when he was a gubernatorial candidate in Arkansas.
She responded to Hillary’s comments about the right to be believed on social media, and her message went viral:
I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73….it never goes away.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 6, 2016
So how did Hillary respond to Broaddrick’s claim that Bill raped her?
She didn’t believe her.
In fact, she removed that phrase from her website:
Note that the quote ends after sentence “you have the right to be heard,” removing the statement, “you have a right to be believed.”
Here is a comparison top and bottom.
Another redditor pointed out that Hillary Clinton’s campaign website appeared to have made some edits to its “campus sexual assault” page. Last winter, website archives show, a September 14, 2015, quote from Hillary ran across the top:
“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.”
In February, shortly after Broaddrick’s viral tweet made headlines, the line “you have the right to be believed” was cut from the text. A video of the full remarks, that line included, is currently on the page. The Clinton campaign declined to comment on the change.
Perhaps this is just coincidence or maybe Hillary removed the statement after a woman she clearly does not believe came to social media prominence.
Despite Hillary’s claims, she has never believed her husband’s accusers no matter how many there might have been.
Earlier this year, video from 1998 showed Hillary threatening all of the men who have made accusations against her husband.
“I think we’re going to find some other things,” she said about digging into these women’s pasts. “And I think that when all of this is put into context, and we really look at the people involved here, look at their motivations and look at their backgrounds, look at their past behavior, some folks are going to have a lot to answer for.”