CNN’s Erin Burnett on Clinton’s Weinstein Condemnation: ‘Too Bad She Was One of the Last To Do So’
“It’s good Clinton broke her silence. Of course, it is too bad she was one of the last to do so”
After Hillary Clinton finally came out against the Harvey Weinstein — her long time friend and donor — over his sexual misconduct allegations, CNN anchor Erin Burnett was not impressed with the 2016 Democrat presidential candidate’s timing.
While Burnett commended Clinton for at least breaking “her silence” on Weinstein’s much-published accusations, OutFront reporter said it was a shame that she is “the last do so.”
Burnett’s full comments on Clinton went as follows:
“It’s good Clinton broke her silence. Of course, it is too bad she was one of the last to do so — afterall, she wrote this in her book about her loss to Donald Trump. ‘That doesn’t mean I will never run for office again, it does mean I will speak out on the causes I care about.’ One of her biggest, of course, is women’s issues.”
Clinton’s statement Burnett refers to includes the former secretary of state and first lady voicing her “shock” of continuously piling up Weinstein bombshells.
“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein. The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior,” said Clinton.
President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama also came out with joint remarks condemning the alleged actions against the Hollywood titan who once donated to their presidential campaigns.
“Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein. Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status,” read the former first couple’s official statement.
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