Anita Hill Says She Will Vote For Joe Biden

Written by on September 5, 2020

Although Anita Hill nonetheless believes former Vice President Joe Biden has but to really apologize for his dealing with of her sexual harassment claims in opposition to now-Supreme Courtroom Justice Clarence Thomas, the Brandeis College professor stated Saturday that she is going to nonetheless vote for the Democratic presidential nominee.

“However all of his limitations prior to now, and the errors that he made prior to now, however these ― at this level, between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, I feel Joe Biden is the one who ought to be elected in November,” Hill informed CNN.

She added that, if Biden turns into president, she’s “greater than prepared to work” with him to search out options to the problems of sexual harassment, gender violence and gender discrimination.

“It’s extra concerning the survivors of gender violence. That’s actually what it’s about,” she stated of her vote.

Hill stated final 12 months that she’d be open to voting for Biden if he ended up on the presidential poll — though Biden’s actions throughout Thomas’ 1991 affirmation hearings botched her testimony in opposition to the decide. 

Biden ― who, as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had overseen the hearings ― refused to permit testimony from a number of witnesses who may have corroborated Hill’s sexual harassment claims in opposition to Thomas.  

Nonetheless, in an NBC Information interview final June, Hill stated she didn’t consider Biden’s dealing with of the Thomas listening to had “disqualified him” from changing into president and stated he was “completely able to operating” for the function. 

However Hill has maintained that Biden has by no means satisfactorily apologized to her for the best way she was handled through the listening to ― regardless of his insistence on the contrary.

“An apology, to be actual and honest, has to take accountability for hurt,” Hill informed CNN.

“He didn’t take accountability. He didn’t maintain himself accountable in any approach, besides that he was sorry that I felt I wasn’t handled pretty,” she continued, referring to a 2019 telephone name between her and Biden, who stated he’d apologized to her through the dialog. “He didn’t take possession of his personal function as chair of the committee.”

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