When it was announced last week, the idea that Vice President Kamala Harris would sit with former President Bill Clinton for an “empowering women” event was momentarily thought by many to be nothing more than a joke or something reminiscent of a headline from The Onion.
According to the Washington Times, not only was it not a joke, the vice president actually went through with the virtual event and joined Clinton — who isn’t exactly known for empowering women — for a 20-minute session on “the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women, and empowering women and girls in the U.S. and around the world.”
The bizarre team-up was widely panned and even criticized in some left-leaning media outlets, which isn’t surprising given Clinton’s dark past with doing the exact opposite of empowering women. It was even stranger given Harris’ hard-line approach to the “Me Too” movement, as she has been a strong advocate of the movement since its inception.
That didn’t stop Harris from falling all over herself in Clinton’s virtual presence, as she continually praised him on his approach to various issues, including poverty in America.
“I just wanted to thank you because as president, you really did highlight that and the importance of also the public funding for that research,” Harris said to the former president.
Harris went on to speak about the benefits for women included in the recently-passed “American Rescue Plan,” which was the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that prompted Harris and President Joe Biden to crisscross the country in an effort to spread the word.
Juanita Broaddrick, a woman who has accused Clinton of raping her in 1978 and one of his most vocal critics, tweeted her thoughts on Harris and Clinton’s scheduled engagement a few days prior to the event.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) March 24, 2021
While Harris’ portion of the event was nothing more than another sales pitch for the COVID-19 relief bill, one has to wonder what the person who scheduled Clinton for a women’s empowerment event was thinking in the first place.