Juanita Broaddrick, who alleges former President Bill Clinton raped her in the 1970s and is calling on the FBI to investigate her claims, blamed Democrats for having a “double standard” for how they responded to her allegations in comparison to the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“It’s not politically advantageous for them to circle around me and support me,” Broaddrick said, according to Fox News. “These are the same people that refused to read my deposition with Ken Starr back in 1999. Not one Democrat would read it. [Chuck] Schumer, [Dianne] Feinstein, [Dick] Durbin — they completely turned their backs on me.”
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Broaddrick renewed her calls for an FBI investigation into her allegations, after tweeting multiple times over the weekend that she was requesting the FBI to investigate her “credible rape allegations” against Clinton so that his “‘perks’ as a Former Pres, can be stripped.”
Additionally, Broaddrick has supported Kavanaugh and has said she doesn’t believe Christine Blasey Ford. Ford claims that Kavanaugh forced himself upon her at a party in the 1980s when they were in high school.
"How can I, as a victim, not sympathize with Dr. Ford??" Broaddrick wrote on Twitter last week. "Plain and simple. I do not believe her. She has cast a dark shadow on real victims. Democrats have already convicted this honorable man. What about Judge Kavanaugh and his family?"
Broaddrick also appeared at a rally last Thursday with representatives of Women for Trump on Capitol Hill ahead of Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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Broaddrick, who claims Clinton raped her when he was Arkansas' attorney general, was interviewed by independent counsel Kenneth Starr as he investigated wide-ranging allegations against Clinton that included misconduct while he was attorney general. Broaddrick initially claimed in a sworn affidavit that Clinton did not rape her, however she came forward after Starr granted her immunity.
Clinton has denied Broaddrick's allegations. His lawyer said in a statement in 1999, "Any allegation that the president assaulted Mrs. Broaddrick more than 20 years ago is absolutely false. Beyond that, we're not going to comment."
Kavanaugh worked alongside Starr for several years as he examined Clinton in the 1990s.
The FBI is conducting a supplemental background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct, and the Senate is waiting to vote to confirm him until the FBI’s investigation concludes.