Sen. Bernie Sanders totally ignored a question from Jake Tapper about sexual misconduct allegations against Bill Clinton on CNN Sunday.
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” host Jake Tapper asked, “I have a question about this new environment that we’re in. A lot of people are re-examining past allegations against folks like Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas or President Bill Clinton. Your colleague Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said this week that Bill Clinton should have resigned after it came out that he had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a White House intern. Do you agree with Senator Gillibrand?”
Sanders completely ignored Tapper’s question about Clinton, answering, “Look, I don’t think that at this moment our goal is to look back 20 years or 30 years. Our goal is to go forward, and our goal is to understand that we have a real crisis in this country today within the political world, within the corporate world, within the media world where women are being harassed every single day.”
He continued, “And our job is to change that culture, but it’s not only harassment on the job. Right now we’re seeing the situation in Washington and in states all over this country, a major effort to take away a woman’s right to control her own body. Major struggles to take away women’s reproductive rights. Women are making 80 cents on the dollar compared to men.”
“The world has changed and we have not caught up with that, and obviously what has got to happen is women have got to be treated as equal citizens, have to be comfortable at work, and have to be first class citizens in this country which is now not the case,” he concluded.