Vice President Kamala Harris attended a Clinton Foundation event with Bill Clinton to discuss women’s empowerment amid Covid-19. However, the scheduled conversation sparked a backlash in the face of the former president’s previous allegations of sexual abuse.
The Clinton Global Initiative event was held on Friday and was hosted by Howard University, of which Ms. Harris was an alumni.
Prior to the interview, it was widely used as a “one-on-one” conversation between the Vice President and Mr. Clinton to “discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and the empowerment of women and girls in and around the world.”
Social media were inundated with criticism of the event’s purpose on Tuesday following their announcement. People accused her of being deaf as a result of Mr. Clinton being subjected to multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
Mr. Clinton was charged with sexual assault by Paula Jones in 1991 and rape by Juanita Broaddrick in 1978. He denied both claims, but both women confessed to their stories.
Several other women have also accused the former president of sexual harassment, which Mr. Clinton has denied.