Millions of American voters are concerned about the potential to have a serial philander as the “First Gentleman” should abortion activist Hillary Clinton become president. But the head of the nation’s biggest abortion business says it won’t be a problem.
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Monday asked Cecile Richards to comment on the problems Bill Clinton may pose for Hillary and comments from Donald Trump that Clinton enabled Bill Clinton to engage in more inappropriate behavior. Naturally, the abortion giant’s CEO quickly played the woman card.
Later, Richards essentially said Bill Clinton’s philandering is not an issue — though voters will likely disagree with her assessment and think it odd that someone so obsessed with pushing abortion as “women’s rights” would think Clinton’s cheating isn’t a problem.
“It’s very distressing to see that one that’s running for president of the United States would be so completely disrespectful and dismissive of women,” Richards explained. “And particularly a woman that’s been secretary of state, she’s been a United States senator. She’s a woman who’s had incredible experience and committed her entire life to public service, and he shows her absolutely no respect.”
Richards added: “I don’t think it’s that surprising, but I think for him, I don’t know how he thinks he’s going to win an election when a majority of the voters in this country are going to be women next November.”
Mitchell, however, was not satisfied with that answer.
“Isn’t it possible that some women — perhaps younger women, perhaps others — might not respect Hillary Clinton for the way she stood by Bill Clinton?” the MSNBC host suggested. “And according to Donald Trump’s analysis, you know, enabled [Bill Clinton] — whatever that means.”
“Absolutely not,” Richards replied. “This is not an issue on anyone’s mind. What women are thinking about is issues that our patients at Planned Parenthood think about. They’re not getting equal pay in this country, there is no access to affordable child care, they need access to health care. There are now 24 states that are trying to end their access to basic birth control and cancer screenings.”
Watch the video below from MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, broadcast May 9, 2016.