A political commentator over at CNN thinks twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should run for attorney general of New York. This comes on the heels of New York AG Eric Schneiderman resigning after multiple allegations of sexual abuse.
What in the world? Hillary was barely a New Yorker when she won her Senate race!
What do you call it when a disgrace replaces another disgrace? I don’t, but I do know what you call it when a disgraced network wants to replace a disgrace with a disgrace: CNN. Chris Cillizza from the fake news network thinks it would be awesome if Hillary Clinton took the place of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who just resigned after allegations that he beat the crap out of 4 women.
Here's a name that would shake up the New York AG race: Hillary Clinton
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) May 8, 2018
Are you a journalist?
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More from The New Yorker on Schneiderman:
Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, has long been a liberal Democratic champion of women’s rights, and recently he has become an outspoken figure in the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. As New York State’s highest-ranking law-enforcement officer, Schneiderman, who is sixty-three, has used his authority to take legal action against the disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, and to demand greater compensation for the victims of Weinstein’s alleged sexual crimes. Last month, when the Times and this magazine were awarded a joint Pulitzer Prize for coverage of sexual harassment, Schneiderman issued a congratulatory tweet, praising “the brave women and men who spoke up about the sexual harassment they had endured at the hands of powerful men.” Without these women, he noted, “there would not be the critical national reckoning under way.”
Now Schneiderman is facing a reckoning of his own. As his prominence as a voice against sexual misconduct has risen, so, too, has the distress of four women with whom he has had romantic relationships or encounters. They accuse Schneiderman of having subjected them to nonconsensual physical violence. All have been reluctant to speak out, fearing reprisal. But two of the women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, have talked to The New Yorker on the record, because they feel that doing so could protect other women. They allege that he repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent. Manning Barish and Selvaratnam categorize the abuse he inflicted on them as “assault.” They did not report their allegations to the police at the time, but both say that they eventually sought medical attention after having been slapped hard across the ear and face, and also choked. Selvaratnam says that Schneiderman warned her he could have her followed and her phones tapped, and both say that he threatened to kill them if they broke up with him. (Schneiderman’s spokesperson said that he “never made any of these threats.”)
What is Chris Cillizza thinking?
Hillary can barely stay healthy, let alone be one of New York’s top dogs. Also, imagine if Schneiderman was a Republican.
There would be wall-to-wall coverage!