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MSNBC anchor admits Democrats need a 'reckoning' over Bill Clinton's sexual harassment

MSNBC's Chris L. Hayes said that Democrats need to come to terms with the seriousness of the sexual harassment allegations against former President Bill Clinton in light of the plague of similar accusations surfacing out of Hollywood in recent weeks. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

After what seems like countless sexual harassment accusations against Hollywood stars, one MSNBC host is honest enough to admit that the left hasn't owned up to the allegations against former President Bill Clinton.

What did he say?

Chris Hayes tweeted from his social media account some uncomfortable and inconvenient truths for the left.

"As gross and cynical and [hypocritical] as the right's "what about Bill Clinton" stuff is," he said, "it's also true that Democrats and the center left are overdue for a real reckoning with the allegations against him."

"Read this account, in light of all we've been hearing and reading this last month," he added, "and ask yourself if it's credible."

Hayes posted a link to the accusations against Clinton from Juanita Broaddick in 1978.

Here's part of the text from the link:

Broaddrick claims Bill Clinton raped her in 1978, when he was Arkansas’ attorney general, during what she thought would be a morning business meeting. As with many rape allegations, there is no way to definitively prove what happened, especially since Broaddrick didn’t speak out for decades.

Through a lawyer in 1999, Bill Clinton denied assaulting Broaddrick and has never been charged. (A spokesperson declined to comment further to BuzzFeed News.) But contrary to what Hillary Clinton alluded to last fall, there is no concrete “evidence” that discredits Broaddrick’s rape claims.

Her allegations have long been an inconvenience for Democrats — and an extremely convenient cause for Republicans to champion.

Hayes brought up the decades allegations in light of the now dozens of examples of sexual harassment and assault from Hollywood that began with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The uncomfortable "reckoning" he refers to points to the hypocrisy of many liberals dismissing claims against Clinton while championing women who speak out with similar allegations against other predators.

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