Cain explained that her husband is a model of chivalry, described his manners toward women as “old school,” and stressed that he would never do anything like what Bialek has alleged.
Van Sustren pressed Cain on whether she believes her husband has always been faithful to her. She was unequivocal, saying that there was no chance that he hadn’t been.
“No, because his conscience would bother him. His conscience would bother him and he couldn’t look me straight in the eye and I can usually tell if there is something wrong,” she said, adding that his conscience would bother him to the point that he would have to admit it to her.
“I know the type of women that you are thinking about the little woman at home is the last to know. But I never see myself as being the little woman at home and I’ve always said when I see stories like that, ‘I will not be one of those people who end up on stage with a smile knowing that you were wrong. I am not going to do that,’” she added.
Cain admitted that there have been troubles in their marriage but explained that they have loved each other for 43 years and that no marriage is without difficulty. She added that the pair have never separated or split.
She noted that the unfolding scandal has made her “extremely” dislike the process of a spouse running for the presidency.
“It made me realize, you can live your whole like trying to be respectful, trying to be faithful, trying to have faith, just trying to treat people right and anyne can come from any place and say whatever they want to say about you,” she said. “The problem with that is there are people who will believe that person over you and to know that you’re being honest and you’re telling the truth and then you have to prove that you are telling the truth. That is probably one of the worst feelings a person can have. To be telling the truth and then having to prove you are telling the truth.”
Cain advised the public “to look within themselves” and come to their own conclusion as to whether to believe the accusers — she noted that with all the allegations there will always be people who will never be 100 percent convinced that Cain is innocent.
To Cain, however, there is not a doubt that her husband has been telling the truth.