Saturday, 12 March 2016

The Double Standards of Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton – Giving Hypocrisy a Bad Name in Calling out Trump

Via Facebook

Hillary Clinton on Thursday said she was “distraught and appalled” in response to Wednesday’s assault on a protestor at a Donald Trump rally. In an interview with Rachel Maddow she stated that security at these events should handle demonstrators in an “appropriate manner,” and defended the right to protest. She called the event “distressing.”

But her concern for the right to dissent apparently only extends to her opponents' events.

When a 71-year-old man wearing a Veterans for Peace t-shirt, stood silently and peacefully with his back turned to her while she gave a speech, she allowed security, directly under her nose, to brutally assault him and remove him. 

Secretary Clinton displayed remarkable sang froid as McGovern was assaulted before her very eyes, as CNN showed in this one-minute video:

Clinton had every opportunity to say something to stop the assault, and she never paused in her speech. To this day she has expressed no regret, no “distress,” or expression of concern over this February 2011 event. The man who was attacked was veteran Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst who used to provide the President’s daily briefings, and is now a peace activist.

Even after her close adviser, Sidney Blumenthal, wrote her to recommend an apology be issued, she stayed silent — and has not apologized to this day.

Here is Hillary Clinton's hypocritical tweet about the assault at the Donald Trump event:

This kind of behavior is repugnant. We set the tone for our campaigns—we should encourage respect, not violence.

To read more about Mr. McGovern's case, including how Clinton’s State Department subsequently put him on a "Be On the Lookout" list, click this link. The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund represents McGovern.

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