Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who accused former president Bill Clinton of raping her while she was a volunteer for his 1978 campaign for governor of Arkansas, has announced that she is endorsing Donald Trump for president.
Trump has made an issue Clinton’s alleged sexual misconduct in recent days, arguing that the former president has a “terrible record of woman abuse” which discredits Hillary Clinton’s use of the “woman’s card” in her presidential bid.
Broaddrick backed up these allegations on social media on Wednesday. In a tweet that has been widely shared she states:
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.
In an interview with The Hill, Broaddrick explained that while she does not align herself with either the Democrats or Republicans, Trump’s candid assessment of the Clintons’ wrongdoing has convinced her to support his candidacy, noting that “He says the things I like to hear.”
She told The Hill:
I’ve been quiet for too long, and now with the possibility of [Hillary Clinton] being the Democratic nominee and possibly president, I feel the need to get involved.
Regarding Trump’s strategy of making Bill Clinton’s tarnished sexual history an issue in his wife’s run for the presidency, Broaddrick sees it as appropriate:
I’m glad someone did. Everyone has been hanging back and most of the mainstream media won’t approach it but it’s something that should be talked about.
On the question of whether Hillary shares the blame for Bill’s alleged misconduct, Broaddrick didn’t mince words when speaking with journalist Aaron Klein last November:
I think she has always known everything about him. I think they have this evil compact between the two of them that they each know what the other does and overlook it. And go right on. And cover one for the other.
[h/t The Washington Times]