Dan Rather Once Excused Bill Clinton Assault Allegations; ‘It Happened a Long Time Ago’

Sexual harassment and assault allegations have been dominating the news since Harvey Weinstein was outed as a sexual predator. As politicians like Roy Moore and Sen. Al Franken field reports of their sexual misconduct, people on both sides of the aisle have wondered if it’s time to revisit allegations that Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick and other women.

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Newsbusters recently dug up former news anchor Dan Rather’s comments on Broaddrick’s story back in 1999, and they have not aged well.

Rather said of the allegation “even if it does it turns out to be true, it happened a long time ago … maybe the American public has heard all they want to hear about this and are saying you know, ‘Next. Let’s move on to the next thing.’”