On the night CNN aired a controversial and, as many legal critics call it, flawed documentary on sexual assault on college campuses, Democratic Party frontrunner Hillary Clinton tweeted solidarity with victims of sexual assault. The response could not have been what she was hoping for.
The link in her tweet went to a campaign webpage on sexual assault on campus that starts with a quote from a speech Hillary gave in September: “I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed, and we’re with you.”
Clinton’s original tweet…
Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported. https://t.co/mkD69RHeBL
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 23, 2015
…was immediately greeted with a crush of reminders of allegations against her husband, former President Bill Clinton, for sexual assault and even rape.
— Sean MacBiggerstaff (@Seanchuckle) November 23, 2015
Except for those who survived your husband? “@HillaryClinton: Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, & supported”
— Yes, Nick $earcy! (@yesnicksearcy) November 23, 2015
— The Real Bepo (D) (@TheRealBepo) November 23, 2015
— The Mad Hessian (@TheMadHessian) November 23, 2015
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 23, 2015
@HillaryClinton Wow,does this include the girl whose rapist you defended & laughed off? What about Bill's offences, shouldn't they be heard?
— Denise Wendel (@MemphisGrits) November 23, 2015
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) November 23, 2015
— Sam Miller (@miller_929) November 23, 2015
— Lisa Lu (@lisalunu) November 23, 2015
— Dale Johnson (@blaubok) November 23, 2015
There were hundreds and hundreds of similar responses from Twitter users.