Words by Roman White
Hillary Clinton is responding to backlash she received recently about a Campaign aide she did not terminate during her 2008 campaign after being accused of sexual harassment. The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman and Amy Chozick were the first to break this bombshell report last week about former Clinton aide, Burns Strider, who was accused of sexual misconduct in the workplace during Clinton’s Democratic Primary campaign run against then Senator Barack Obama.
The report says that Strider “repeatedly” sexually harassed the female staffer according to their four sources to which Hillary is now confirming to be true. Strider was Hillary’s faith adviser at the time and instead of being fired was docked a few weeks’ pay and ordered to undergo counseling according to the New York Times. Clinton issued a response to the reports on Facebook.
“I did this because I didn’t think firing him was the best solution to the problem,” said the former First Lady. “He needed to be punished, change his behavior, and understand why his actions were wrong. The young woman needed to be able to thrive and feel safe. I thought both could happen without him losing his job. I believed the punishment was severe and the message to him unambiguous.”
As a staunch feminist, many were surprised that in 2008 after hearing recommendations from her staff to fire the aide, the then New York Senator not only didn’t fire Strider but fought to keep him on her team. Clinton in her 2016 Presidential run against Donald Trump repeatedly hit the Real Estate Developer for accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct prior to and following the accusations against the now President for sexual assault similar to what he detailed in the hot microphone recording from the infamous “Billy Bush Tape” from 2005.
Clinton issues a full disclosure of everything that happened with this situation leaving no stone unturned in the 1554 word Facebook post. Clinton also says in hindsight, “If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t.
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