The Clinton Campaign Made a Suspicious Edit to its Website's Sexual Assault Page

Posted: Aug 15, 2016 12:00 PM

Juanita Broaddrick took Hillary Clinton to task earlier this year after the Democratic nominee insisted rape survivors have the right to be believed. On the campaign trail in November, the then-presidential candidate told an audience that “every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.” Broaddrick, who claims to have been raped by former president Bill Clinton in the 1970s, challenged his wife to back up her claims by allowing her to tell her story.

The frustrated tweet she posted in response to Clinton's statement has now been retweeted almost 46,000 times.

Before Broaddrick tweeted this message, Clinton's campaign website had a sexual assault page which read victims have "a right to be heard." Following Broaddrick's post, that language mysteriously disappeared. A Reddit user noticed the suspicious edit.

A redditor also pointed out that Hillary Clinton’s campaign website appeared to have made some edits to its “campus sexual assault” page. Last winter, website archives show, a September 14, 2015, quote from Hillary ran across the top:

“I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed, and we’re with you.”

In February, shortly after Broaddrick’s viral tweet made headlines, the line “you have the right to be believed” was cut from the text. A video of the full remarks, that line included, is currently on the page. The Clinton campaign declined to comment on the change.

The timeline is just too telling.

Clinton, who often champions herself as a women's rights hero, is apparently okay with her campaign pretending Broaddrick doesn't exist.