Hillary Clinton was asked about her seemingly inconsistent views on sexual assault victims during a campaign event in Nashua, N.H. on Thursday when a young woman asked the Democrat whether the women who have alleged sexual abuse against her husband should be believed.
“You recently came out to say that all rape victims should be believed? But would say that about Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, and Paula Jones? Should we believe them as well?”
The questioner was referring to a tweet Clinton sent out last month asserting that survivors of sexual assault must “be heard, believed, and supported.”
But Clinton qualified that tweet in her response Thursday.
“Well, I would say that everybody should be believed at first until they are disbelieved based on evidence,” Clinton said.
Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported. https://t.co/mkD69RHeBL
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 23, 2015