Anita Hill Isn’t ‘Satisfied’ with Biden’s Last-Minute Call Before 2020 Launch, Won’t Call It an Apology

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Someone from Joe Biden’s past has already resurfaced to demand change from the presidential candidate. Anita Hill, who testified in the 1990s that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her, is saying that Biden’s recent attempt at an apology was not enough.

Biden’s call with Hill earlier this month was publicized by his campaign on Thursday as retribution for his past mistakes.

“They had a private discussion where he shared with her directly his regret for what she endured and his admiration for everything she has done to change the culture around sexual harassment in this country,” the spokesperson said to The Hill.

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However, according to a report by The New York Times, Hill said that his actions mean more than his apology, declining to even call it an apology.

“I cannot be satisfied by simply saying I’m sorry for what happened to you. I will be satisfied when I know there is real change and real accountability and real purpose,” Hill said.

The hearing is looked at by critics as being mishandled by Biden, who was chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the time. Hill claimed that Biden has not held himself accountable for the way the hearing was conducted and that it was a bad sign for his candidacy.

“And what happened was that the process went completely off track, it was not managed well, there was no transparency — there was no clarity as to what information was being shared,” said Hill about the hearing.

Some also called him out for the timing of apology, which was 28 years in the making, claiming that it was convenient that it happened only a couple of weeks before his 2020 campaign announcement.

Here are some reactions below:

As IJR Red previously reported, Biden has been faced with controversy concerning his response to women accusing him of inappropriate touching. During a Thursday appearance on “The View,” Biden also claimed he didn’t think he had treated Hill poorly, despite apologizing to her earlier in the month.

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James
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I don’t think Biden is awake much before bedtime. Waiting 28 to 30 years to make an apology shows about how long it would take him as POTUS to make a decision. Maybe he’s really an inbred sloth.

TOM
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Don’t misunderstand, I am not supporting Smoochy. But let’s look at what this all about. Biden did not really have anything to do with Hill, no harassment, no smooching, no etc. Biden’s only part with Hill is that he oversaw the Justice Thomas confirmation hearing / investigation. If you change the names Justice Thomas’s confirmation reads just like the more recent Justice Kavanaugh confirmation. To refresh everyone’s memory. Justice Thomas was all but confirmed, (cont)

TOM
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(cont) at the 11th hour Hill pops up claiming that Thomas had harassed her when he was her boss at DoEd and EEOC. And she didn’t say anything for 10 years until Thomas was being confirmed for a SCOTUS seat. Not only did she not say anything when Thomas supposedly abused her at DoEd but, But, BUT she followed him to continue working for him when he went to EEOC. When it takes you 10 years to come forward with your supposed abuse your cred is shot. When you follow the person to (cont 2)

TOM
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a new job your cred is really shot. When you don’t come forward until the person is about to be confirmed for a very prestigious (SCOTUS) position it is really beginning to look like a set up.

Let us call Anita Hill what she is, an angry old black woman who is irrelevant to Joe Biden or anything else.

James
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This sounds precisely like all the supposed “victims” who (were paid by the DNC – ?) came forward some 30 years later during the Judge Kavanaugh hearing AND Judge Roy Moore’s defeat for the Alabama Senate seat in D.C. because of his alleged affairs with teenage girls many years earlier.

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