Jill Biden Thinks ‘It’s Time To Move On’ From The Controversy Around Joe Biden And Anita Hill
Jill says "it's time to move on."
May 07, 2019 at 7:57 pm
In an interview with NPR, Jill Biden gave her opinion on her husband's controversial treatment of Anita Hill during the 1991 hearings.
“I mean Joe said, as I did, we believed Anita Hill. He voted against Clarence Thomas,” Jill said defending her husband, a 2020 presidential hopeful. “I mean he's called Anita Hill, they've talked, they've spoken, and he said, you know, he feels badly. He apologized for the way the hearings were run. And so now it's kind of — it's time to move on.”
Joe's first interview after his candidacy announcement was an interview with The View, where he was not so apologetic as expressive of his regrets.
"I'm sorry the way she got treated … If you go back and look at what I said and I didn't say, I don't think I treated her badly. I took on her opposition. What I couldn't figure out how to do, and we still haven't figured it out, how do you stop people from asking inflammatory questions? How do you stop the character assassinations?" Biden said.
Jill continued on.
“He didn't know whether she would take his call, and he was so happy that she did take his call, and they spoke. And I think he was, you know, I think they came to an agreement,” Jill said.
Hill, for her part, did not feel as though the call to her by Joe was an apology, and says she awaits a more sufficient action going forward.
“The focus on an apology, to me, is one thing,” Hill said in an interview with The New York Times. “But there needs to be an apology to the other witnesses and there needs to be an apology to the American public because we know now how deeply disappointed Americans around the country were about what they saw. And not just women. There are women and men now who have just really lost confidence in our government to respond to the problem of gender violence.”
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