Hillary Clinton’s non-stop excuses tour continued this week, with the twice-failed presidential nominee posting a half-apology for her role in a 2008 sexual harassment scandal just as President Trump arrived at the Capitol to deliver his State of the Union address.
The former Secretary of State issued her tepid response at 8:45pm Tuesday night, blasting a recent New York Times report that claims Clinton kept a male advisor on staff for months after he sexually harassed a female subordinate during her 2008 run for the White House; defying the advice from her campaign manager and others.
“I very much understand the question I’m being asked as to why I let an employee on my 2008 campaign keep his job despite his inappropriate workplace behavior,” Clinton posted. “The short answer is this: If I had it to do again, I wouldn’t.”
Clinton then defended her decision, saying she has “always taken firing very seriously.”
“Through it all, I’ve always taken firing very seriously […] Taking away someone’s livelihood is perhaps the most serious thing an employer can do.”
“When faced with a situation like this, if I think it’s possible to avoid termination while still doing right by everyone involved, I am inclined in that direction,” she added. “I do not put this forward as a virtue or a vice – just as a fact about how I view these matters.”
Read Clinton’s half-apology here.