Clinton Finally Comments on Sexual Misconduct Accusations Against Weinstein: 'Shocked and Appalled'

Kristopher Drake
October 11, 2017

Weinstein was a frequent Democratic donor who gave thousands of dollars to their campaign for the White House. But this appearance at Rutgers is notable as it comes on the heels of the sexual harassment allegations being made against Weinstein - a longtime Democratic Party supporter and donor. In the wake of the explosive New York Times report detailing allegations spanning three decades, several Democratic lawmakers who had received contributions from Weinstein - including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sens. Trump pushed back by touting similar allegations against her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

"... Harvey Weinstein is a major bundler for the DNC".

Days after the accusations against Weinstein surfaced, Clinton's Twitter page has made no mention of the story - but she did have time to plug her children's book and a talk at Stanford University.

Weinstein raised $1.44 million for Clinton campaigns between 1990 and 2016, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

In October 2016, while campaigning for Clinton, Biden said remarks by Trump on the tape about grabbing women by the genitals amounted to the "textbook definition of sexual assault".

"It's not even comparable", McDaniel said, citing the reported settlements Weinstein had come to with women who had accused him, saying Trump "didn't have eight settlements".

The New Yorker expose, published Tuesday, detailed allegations not just of sexual harassment but of three incidents involving rape. "Hillary, you weren't shocked or appalled", she wrote.

"As long as I have known her she really has walked the walk and talked the talk on this", Solis Doyle told CNN's Poppy Harlow Tuesday.

Obama has largely shied away from the public eye since leaving office, apart from delivering a few speeches and issuing statements in response to Trump administration moves on areas like climate change and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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