Former President Bill Clinton’s past came back to haunt him in Ohio on Wednesday when a female heckler appeared at one of his events.
Mr. Clinton was trying to trying to support his wife’s presidential campaign with a speech on the economy while in Canton when a woman began chanting, “Bill Clinton is a rapist.”
She slowly walked through the venue with a shirt carrying the same message before being escorted away by security.
“I love it when people come into my rallies, and it’s a dead giveaway when they don’t want to have a conversation because they know they’ll lose the conversation,” Mr. Clinton said over the agitated crowd.
Video of the exchange, which was posted to YouTube by NTK Network, was reminiscent of a protester who appeared on Saturday during a live taping of “Fox and Friends.”
“Bill Clinton is a rapist! Bill Clinton is a rapist!” a man yelled while host Tucker Carlson was trying to complete a segment. The individual was hauled away as the Fox commentator laughed and called him an “excitable young man.”
The actions of both individuals bring attention to the charges leveled by Juanita Broaddrick, the 73-year-old woman who says she was raped decades ago Mr. Clinton.
“I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73. … It never goes away,” Mrs. Broaddrick tweeted Jan. 5.
“Chelsea you said you don’t remember a time in your life that your parents weren’t being attacked,” Mrs. Broaddrick added Sept. 28 after the former president’s daughter complained of attacks on the family.
“There’s a very good reason for this — your parents are not good people,” she wrote in a series of tweets. “Your father was, and probably still is, a sexual predator. Your mother has always lied and covered up for him.”
Mr. Clinton also reached an out-of-court settlement with former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones in 1998 over sexual harassment charges.