CNN’s Chris Cuomo went after Hillary Clinton Monday, saying that the recent story that she shielded a 2008 campaign staffer from firing after sexual harassment allegations is indicative of her inability to admit her mistakes.
“It raises two things,” Cuomo said. “We went hard on this Friday night on the prime time show and the one is, this is who Hillary Clinton is. Let’s be honest. One of the reasons that email story got out of control is that she wouldn’t jump on that early on either and just own what was true and apologize about it.”
“The second thing is they’ll say it was 2008,” he continued. “Whatever, you had two people, including your campaign manager, come to you and said this person has to go. That was all you needed, 2008, 1978, that’s all she should have needed.”
Clinton’s 2008 former campaign chief, Patti Solis Doyle told CNN earlier Monday that she looked into the matter and “came to the conclusion that there was sexual harassment involved, that the young woman was very credible, and my recommendation to the Senator was to fire him and I was overruled.”
Clinton tweeted a response Friday but Solis Doyle was not impressed.
A story appeared today about something that happened in 2008. I was dismayed when it occurred, but was heartened the young woman came forward, was heard, and had her concerns taken seriously and addressed.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 27, 2018
“I was disappointed by that tweet, that response,” Solis Doyle said. “It was the wrong call. I wish she had said it was the wrong call.”