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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:53 PM

 

Biden speaks with Anita Hill

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, who Thursday announced a presidential bid, spoke with Anita Hill, a Biden campaign aide said Thursday.

"They have spoken," campaign aide Kate Bedingfield said on CNN. She declined to give more information on the "private discussion."
Hill accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 1991.

Thomas has denied her allegations. Hill's treatment during the hearing by Biden, who was then chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has come under scrutiny in light of the #MeToo movement and heightened weight on sexual misconduct claims.

Bedingfield touted also Biden's later actions on women's issues including his advocacy for women to join the Senate Judiciary committee and his support for Violence Against Women Act.

Biden said last month that he wished he could have done something about Hill's treatment during the hearing.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:00 PM

1. You can see what Hill has said previously about Biden...

 

Here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/anita-hill-joe-biden_n_5002189
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:08 PM

2. I remember those hearings, for some reason I thought they were held in the 80's

 

but I see it was '91.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:17 PM

3. Wanted to punch this guy in the mouth at the Hill hearings

 

and it pisses me off big time that he was able to retire from office, after decades of mooching a paycheck from us, still scoffing and laughing in women's faces. This asshole prodded Biden to ignore other witnesses.

It's just not right. I'm finding it hard to remain civilized when I want to burst into the elevator and slap that MF'er right across that smart ass face.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:33 PM

4. Announcing that he had a private conversation with her is kind of ugh.

 

I wonder what she thinks about this tactic.
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Response to demmiblue (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:01 PM

6. Exactly

 

I think he did the right thing when he cancelled the Charlotte event. I cringed when I saw that he was planning it, because it seemed creepily opportunistic. This is even worse given the long history of Black women being exploited by white men.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:36 PM

5. did this "speaking" include an apology?

 

Too late anyway. The advent of Kavanaugh only compounded Biden's damage - and re-opened those wounds. Bleeding seriously now.
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Response to robbedvoter (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:14 PM

8. the past is the past, the question you must ask is what and how has biden acted sense. I am

 

an american and a christian who does NOT believe in eternal jeopardy and there is no redemption for those who change their path.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:14 PM

7. UPDATE: Anita Hill wants "real accountability"

 

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. called Anita Hill earlier this month to express his regret over “what she endured” testifying against Justice Clarence Thomas at the 1991 Supreme Court hearings that put a spotlight on sexual harassment of women, according to a spokeswoman for Mr. Biden.

But Ms. Hill, in an interview Wednesday, said she left the conversation feeling deeply unsatisfied and declined to characterize his words to her as an apology. She said she is not convinced that Mr. Biden truly accepts the harm he caused her and other women who suffered sexual harassment and gender violence.

“I cannot be satisfied by simply saying I’m sorry for what happened to you. I will be satisfied when I know there is real change and real accountability and real purpose,” she said.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/us/politics/joe-biden-anita-hill.html
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Response to brooklynite (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:17 PM

9. I believe Anita Hill.

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:24 PM

10. I believe her too so Clarence Thomas should apologize

 

to her. He was the one who sexually harassed her!
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