CNN Host Worries Hillary Clinton Condemning Harvey Weinstein Would Be Too “Dicey” Because of Bill (VIDEO)
In a head-scratching segment, CNN host of “New Day,” Alisyn Camerota, worried Hillary Clinton condemning embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein would be too “dicey,” because of her husband Bill Clinton’s past.
Camerota: “So David Chalian, is this too dangerous a territory for Hillary Clinton to speak out about?”
Chalian: “No! I actually don’t understand this at all.”
Camerota: “Well, because her husband was accused of things and so it gets into very dicey territory for her to condemn it so strongly, against Harvey Weinstein, and people say, why didn’t you ever speak out for the victims of Bill Clinton?”
Chalian and David Gregory call Clinton and Obama’s silence on the controversy hypocritical and “unconscionable.”
On Tuesday, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Clinton’s former running mate dodged questions as to why Hillary hasn’t spoken out against Weinstein yet.
From The Hill:
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told CNN on Tuesday that he’s sure his former running mate Hillary Clinton will “have a word to say when the time is right for her” on the scandal involving Democratic megadonor Harvey Weinstein.
Weinstein, who held a fundraiser for Clinton at this New York City home Monday was terminated from his position as co-chairman of The Weinstein Company following allegations of sexual harassment.
“Hillary Clinton spoke for 90 minutes last night in California. But she didn’t mention Harvey Weinstein,” noted “New Day” co-anchor Alisyn Camerota. “Why not?”
“Look, you know, Alisyn, I’m nobody’s press secretary. I’m a U.S. senator and I’m telling you that sexual harassment is unacceptable. And I really think it’s low-life behavior,” Kaine said.
“Hillary Clinton speaks out against sexual harassment often. And I’m sure she’ll have a word to say when the time is right for her. But I don’t — you know, I’m not — I’m not anybody’s press secretary,” he added.
Below is Kaine’s interview with CNN.