Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier said Sunday on “Face the Nation” that former President Bill Clinton’s accusers “were not treated as they should have been” and that “they should have been believed.”
Speier was responding to CBS host John Dickerson who asked about her stance on the argument of a reevaluation of Bill Clinton’s presidency.
“I think that the victims who came forward were not treated as they should have been. They should have been believed because, as I have pointed out, most people who come forward are telling the truth,” she said.
“Let’s remember that he did face impeachment,” Speier said of Cinton. “It wasn’t as if it was just tossed to the side. He faced impeachment.”
In an August 2016 interview with Buzzfeed, Juanita Broaddrick, one of Clinton’s main accusers, said, “when somebody says, ‘I believe you,’ that probably does me the most good, because I want to be believed.”
There are other Democrats serving in congress that are in agreement with Rep. Speier.
Last week, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said that Bill Clinton should have resigned over the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Sen. Bernie Sanders joined Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday where he dismissed Tapper’s question relating to Bill Clinton’s wrongdoings.
Speier introduced legislation last week to implement sexual harassment awareness training on Capitol Hill. She has also revealed that a chief of staff forcibly kissed her on Capitol Hill where she worked in the 1970s.
Women have recently come forward with accusations against Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore over past sexual misconduct.