Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to weigh in on the controversy that emerged from her 2008 presidential campaign.
Earlier in the day, The New York Times reported that her campaign spiritual advisor Burns Strider was accused of sexual harassment at the time by a young female staffer. Clinton’s campaign manager recommended Strider’s firing but Clinton wanted to keep him on. So Strider was docked several weeks’ pay and underwent counseling while she moved to a new job.
Strider’s behavior reportedly reoccurred while working at Clinton ally David Brock’s group “Correct the Record” during the 2016 election.
Well, the failed presidential candidate finally broke her silence Friday night.
“A story appeared today about something that happened in 2008. I was dismayed when it occurred, but was heartened the young woman came forward, was heard, and had her concerns taken seriously and addressed,” Clinton tweeted. “I called her today to tell her how proud I am of her and to make sure she knows what all women should: we deserve to be heard.”
It’s worth noting that the young woman who had been harassed signed a non-disclosure agreement.