Democrats Add Bill Clinton’s Wife to Women’s History Month Collage After Critics Complain

Sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo, whom Hillary endorsed in 2018, taint celebration of female achievement

• March 3, 2021 1:50 pm


March is Women's History Month, and Democrats are celebrating. In related news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D., N.Y.) is facing pressure to resign after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment. The "Love Gov" recently hired the criminal defense attorney who represented Harvey Weinstein and Woody Allen.

The celebration got off to a rough start on Monday, when the official Twitter account of Senate Democrats posted a collage of women "who have paved the way for future generations," including Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama, Stacey Abrams, Dr. Jill Biden (Ed.D.), and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Some critics immediately complained that there weren't enough rich white women represented in the photo. Specifically, former aides to Hillary Clinton, the twice-failed presidential candidate and nominal wife of legendary sex pest Bill Clinton, were upset that she was not included.

"Really?" huffed former Hillary Clinton press secretary Nick Merrill before tweeting a link to a Medium post titled "The Erasure of Hillary Clinton." Adam Parkhomenko, the cofounder and executive director of the Ready for Hillary super PAC, also urged Democrats to "stop erasing Hillary Clinton." He urged the Senate Democrats account to "delete" and "fix" its offending tweet. "We will all retweet it when it's correct," he wrote.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the tweet has not been deleted, but the Senate Democrats account caved to critics on Tuesday by posting another photo collage of "incredible women who have broken barriers for future generations of women to serve, lead, and better our country." Hillary Clinton was featured, as were several other rich white women, including Nancy Pelosi, Janet Yellen, and Elena Kagan.

Clinton recently broke her silence on Cuomo's sexual harassment scandal, stating that "all New Yorkers deserve answers" to the "serious questions" raised by the allegations, and expressed support for "a full, independent, and thorough investigation."

Clinton backed Cuomo over his progressive female challenger, Cynthia Nixon, during the governor's reelection bid in 2018. "We need leaders who believe in producing results and getting things done," she said during the state Democratic convention.

"Having Hillary Clinton here is a great treat," Cuomo said after receiving her endorsement. "You know, we now talk about female empowerment and the #MeToo movement. Hillary Clinton was in many ways, in my opinion, a great champion for women empowerment when it was hard. And she really was a pioneer."

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