Hillary Clinton finally drops statement about Harvey Weinstein – here’s what it said

Hillary Clinton finally drops statement about Harvey Weinstein – here’s what it said
Hillary Clinton finally put out a statement about the sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein, who was a donor and bundler for both of her presidential campaigns. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot composite)

After being heavily criticized for her silence even by those on her side of the political divide, Hillary Clinton released a statement Tuesday about her political relations with Harvey Weinstein.

What did Hillary say?

“I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,” she said in a statement.

“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,” it concluded.

What history did they have?

Clinton has been a longtime friend to the powerful movie mogul. Weinstein donated personally to many Democratic campaigns, and was a “bundler” for both of her presidential campaigns.

A donation bundler is someone who organizes donations from friends and associates to maximize donations and stay within legal donation guidelines.

Why did it take so long for her to respond?

CNN says representatives for her and her husband former President Bill Clinton did not respond for requests for comments previously. She also did not speak about the matter during a 90-minute book tour stop in California. It is likely she spoke out after the public pressure became too great, and more allegations against Weinstein were revealed, but that is conjecture.

Will she return the campaign donations?

The statement did not even mention the donations, even though some Democrat politicians have already announced that they would reject his donations and send the money to other liberal causes.

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