- The Washington Times - Monday, February 8, 2016

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ranted against feminists Gloria Steinem and Madeline Albright for supporting Hillary Clinton after they “ignored” her husband’s “sexual exploitation” of Monica Lewinsky.

“Where were these women in 1998 when a young 22-yr-old intern was taken advantage of in the Oval Office?” Mr. Scarborough asked on “Morning Joe,” The Blaze reported.

“And, on top of that, Gloria Steinem wrote an op-ed in The New York Times in 1998, eviscerating Monica Lewinsky, Kathleen Willey and all these other people,” he said.

The MSNBC panel was discussing a recent statement Ms. Steinem made to Bill Maher, and her subsequent apology posted on Facebook, about young women who follow Bernie Sanders only doing so because they’re following the men. Ms. Albright, who served as secretary of state under Bill Clinton, also made headlines for saying, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” at a rally Saturday for Mrs. Clinton in New Hampshire. The Democratic front-runner later defended the remark as “lighthearted but very pointed.”

“When do you say there’s a special place in hell if you don’t support women? Is it only powerful women?” Mr. Scarborough opined. “Or are 22-year-old women that are being taken advantage of in the Oval Office not worthy of that same support?”

Mr. Scarborough closed his rant with, “How do they have the audacity to say this? They stumbled into this trap with Donald Trump. Why don’t they stop?”

On Twitter, he wrote: “These are the same older feminists who ignored a young woman being sexually exploited in the Oval Office.”

“Now will she retreat from her @nytimes oped in 1998 defending a powerful man’s sexual exploitation of a young woman?” he added of Ms. Steinem.

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