Matthew Dowd, in an appearance on This Week, claimed that the Republicans “empowered” Bill Clinton’s sexual predator-like behavior and “gave up their values” by putting “tainted” Justice Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court.
Dowd claimed that the only reason that Justice Thomas was confirmed to sit on the court was “that of tribal politics.”
“I think until we take off our jersey and say some things are not about our Jersey. Some things are not about the tribe that we’re in,” he pontificated. “We saw this in ’91, then the Republicans gave up their values in order to get Justice Thomas on the court.”
Dowd then goes on to claim that by discrediting Anita Hill, they empowered Bill Clinton. However, Dowd did not give any facts or reason behind his claim.
“They basically called Anita Hill a nut and a liar in order to get Justice Thomas on the court. They empowered Bill Clinton… But in order to get those things, they decided the ends justify the means. They decided that a tainted person was better to get what they wanted.”
Apparently, Dowd forgot about the Senate hearings and Senator Joe Biden questioning Thomas over Hill’s claims.
Dowd claimed that the confirmation of Justice Thomas in 1991 “empowered” Bill Clinton. However, Clinton was preying on women for much longer than that. It was in the 70’s that Juanita Broaddrick was raped by Clinton.
Dowd kept rambling on about sexual misconduct, even discussing the recent allegations against Judge Roy Moore.
“’The worst possible outcome of the Alabama election for the Republicans is if the Republican wins … It hangs over them through the course of this. They’d be much better off with the Democrat,’ he said.
Dowd also commented on how he thought that allegations of sexual assault would be less serious in the future because of the rhetoric going on about it today.
“’Until more women, more non-whites, more non-Christians, are involved in power in the country, this will not change.’ He also asserted that they were responsible for racism and were against a woman’s right to vote: ‘We thought a watershed moment was when women got the right to vote back in the early 1900s. And that turned out there was a big push back on that.’”