The political world is in shock over Nancy Pelosi’s reprehensible defense of alleged sexual harasser and fellow Democrat, Rep. John Conyers on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sunday morning.
Townhall’s Katie Pavlich writes Pelosi’s defense of Conyers is part of her long history of enabling sexual predators.
But first, a recap.
Pelosi called the embattled Congressman an “icon.”
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) November 26, 2017
When “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd asked Pelosi if she believed the allegations against Conyers, she had this to say, “I don’t know who they are. Do you? They have not really come forward. And that gets to…Well, that’s for the Ethics Committee to review. But I believe he understands what is at stake here and he will do the right thing. But all of these non-disclosure agreements have to go. By the way, some of them are there to protect the victim because they didn’t want some of it to be public. But that’s over. In other words, if the victim wants to be private, she can be…he or she can be.”
In the same segment, Todd played Pelosi a flashback clip of her defending former President Bill Clinton against the impeachment process stemming from a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Arkansas state employee Paula Jones.
Below is a transcript of the exchange between host Tim Russert and Pelosi in 1998.
RUSSERT: “Why the silence when there have been these allegations, serious ones about President Clinton?
PELOSI: “Well, I’d like to say that I think that the women of America are speaking out about, uh, what they think about this whole situation. The women of America are just like other Americans, in that, they value fairness, the value privacy, and do not want to see a person with uncontrolled power, uncontrolled time, uncontrolled, uh, unlimited money, uh, investigation the President of the United States.
“..[T]hat’s exactly what Pelosi is: That woman, a faux feminist who has been enabling sexual predators for decades,” says Pavlich.
The op-ed notes two examples of how Pelosi has enabled sexual predators previously covered by The Gateway Pundit, while highlighting disgraced ex- San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.
During her time as Speaker of the House, Pelosi ignored disgraceful sexual harassment by former Congressman and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. During his time as Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, Filner sexually harassed female veterans who were victims of rape during their time in the military. He knew about their vulnerable positions and took advantage of them. He offered them “help” in return for dinner dates. A total disgrace and gross abuse of power.
Filner’s record as an advocate for veterans, and female veterans in particular, make the latest developments in the charges of sexual harassment against him that much more deplorable.
Three more women this week — two survivors of military sexual assault and a nurse who cared for a female veteran — came forward with allegations that they were sexually harassed by the San Diego mayor and former 10-term congressman.
“I’ll leave you with irony,” the op-ed concludes:
#YesAllWomen deserve to live free from threats of domestic violence & sexual assault. We must shine a bright light on such despicable crimes
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 27, 2014
Click here to read the complete op-ed at Townhall.