Following a report published by the New York Times which claimed that the former presidential candidate didn’t have a man accused of sexual misconduct fired during her 2008 presidential campaign, Clinton has come out in response.
Hillary took to Twitter yesterday, Friday, to say that when the report initially surfaced, she was “dismayed” to hear the news but felt “heartened” that the woman chose to speak out.
The former presidential candidate said she called the woman yesterday to speak privately and wants all women to know that they “deserve to be heard.”
— Alex Mohajer (@AlexMohajer) January 27, 2018
Hillary’s remarks come after the New York Times published an exposé claiming that she chose not to fire Burns Strider after his 30-year-old subordinate complained that he had “rubbed her shoulders” inappropriately and kissed her as well as sending her strange and suggestive emails.
The report claimed that Clinton’s campaign manager had the alleged perpetrator go to counseling and was lost several weeks pay while the woman had to go to another job within the campaign.
I called her today to tell her how proud I am of her and to make sure she knows what all women should: we deserve to be heard.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 27, 2018
However, the story continues, because Strider received a job five years later to lead the organization, Correct The Record, designed to support Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Run.
But Strider lost his job months later for workplace problems including the harassment of a female employee. It’s been asked by those in the public sphere why the man wasn’t punished more severely considering his reputation as a perpetrator.
Either way, Hillary is thankful for women coming together in solidarity. In a tweet which we have above, Clinton thanked her “activist b*tches.”
She said, “thank you for your feminism, for your activism” and for the hope which is required to do good work in the world.
This isn’t the only time Hillary has found herself in the news for less-than-honorable reasons. Last year, it was revealed that Hillary Clinton’s team controlled the funding of the DNC, ensuring that she would receive the nomination for the candidate of the Democratic Party in the 2016 election.