During Sunday’s The Next Revolution, host Steve Hilton accused the Democrats for their double standard when it came to expressing outrage over sexual assault and/or misconduct allegations. According to Hilton, Democrats have turned #MeToo into #NotYou “if you have been assaulted by a Democrat...if you threaten the left’s political power.”
He continued that “if you are a woman who has a credible claim against a Democrat on the ballot this November, the message is clear: shut up sister, and don’t rock the boat.”
Hilton began by asserting that “everyone, regardless of political affiliation, should obviously be against sexual abuse and violence” and “if we are going to fight, as we should, for gender equality and women’s rights, we shouldn’t just be against sexual abuse, we should speak up against it and insist that all victims are heard and respected. But that basic principle of social justice has been abandoned by Democrats as they put partisan politics ahead of women’s rights.”
Hilton contrasted Democratic reactions to the allegation of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh with those concerning a claim against fellow Democrat, DNC co-chair, Minnesota Congressman, and Minnesota AG candidate Keith Ellison. He sarcastically asked, “Of course, Democrat leaders, because they have such a strong principled commitment to women’s rights, would insist that both cases are treated the same, right?”
Reacting to a clip of Democratic California Senator Kamala Harris's statement on Ellison, Hilton opined: “The DNC investigating it? Imagine if Chuck Grassley said that about the Brett Kavanaugh case. ‘Don’t worry, we’ve got the RNC looking into it.’” Clearly, the combined chorus of the Democrats and their enablers in the media would have erupted in outrage.
After contrasting statements from Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as well as DNC Chair Tom Perez on Kavanaugh with their weak or non-existent statements on Ellison, Hilton played a clip of his appearance on the most episode of Real Time With Bill Maher, where he criticized Senator Gillibrand for “making an argument that he is basically guilty until proven innocent.” He maintained that “I wouldn’t mind that so much if the same standard was being applied to others in her party who have had serious allegations made against them, like Keith Ellison, but that’s not happening.”
Hilton tried to make the audience aware of “what a bunch of hacks and hypocrites these Democrats are” before closing the segment by accusing the Democrats of “politicizing one of the most long-standing and abhorrent issues in our society, the abuse of women by men, an issue that we’re now finally, thankfully giving the priority it deserves.”
Everything Hilton said about the Democrats could just as easily be applied to the media, which has rushed to condemn and convict Kavanaugh while excusing sexual misbehavior among those in opposing them politically.
A transcript of the relevant portion of The Next Revolution With Steve Hilton is below. Click “expand” to read more.
The Next Revolution With Steve Hilton
STEVE HILTON: Everyone, regardless of political affiliation, should obviously be against sexual abuse and violence. And if we are going to fight, as we should, for gender equality and women’s rights, we shouldn’t just be against sexual abuse, we should speak up against it and insist that all victims are heard and respected. But that basic principle of social justice has been abandoned by Democrats as they put partisan politics ahead of women’s rights, turning #metoo into #not you. Not you if you have been assaulted by a Democrat, not you if you threaten the left’s political power. No, not you. If you are a woman who has a credible claim against a Democrat on the ballot this November, the message is crystal clear: shut up, sister, and don’t rock the boat. A prominent Democrat member of Congress with credible domestic abuse allegations is running for office this fall. So the latest on our how swampy is your candidate series has a special twist. Democrats’ hypocrisy on women’s rights is tonight’s swamp watch. Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison is running to become Minnesota’s Attorney General in November. Ellison’s ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan, has accused him of violently assaulting her. This is a text message she sent him. “Keith, we never discussed -- the video I have of you trying to drag me off the bed yelling the (expletive) out now, calling me a (expletive) and saying I hate you (expletive.)” Monahan has also released notes from a doctors’ appointment stating Ellison’s emotional and physical abuse. The document mentions Ellison by name. Someone recently tweeted at Ellison’s accuser, Karen Monahan, asking if Democrats believe her, she replied: “No, they don't. I’ve been smeared, threatened, isolated from my own party.” This isn’t even the first such allegation against Ellison. In 2006, Amy Louise Alexander publicly accused Ellison of verbally abusing her while they were having an affair. She also said he grabbed and pushed her during an argument. Ellison denies both allegations, just like Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegations made against him. Of course, Democrat leaders, because they have such a strong principled commitment to women’s rights, would insist that both cases are treated the same, right? On the Brett Kavanaugh allegations, the most vocal Democrat this week was Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND: I believe her, because she’s telling the truth. She is asking the FBI to investigate her claims. She is asking for that kind of review, that investigative work, that oversight, that accountability because she’s telling the truth. Judge Kavanaugh has not asked to have the FBI review these claims. Is that the reaction of an innocent person? It is not.
HILTON: And here’s what she said about Keith Ellison case.
HILTON: Literally nothing. What about that great champion of women’s rights, Kamala Harris? On Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, she says this.
SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS: I believe that there, that the FBI, Norah, to your point, should be compelled to do its job in terms of doing, completing their background investigation. And that’s not being done.
HILTON: Be compelled. But it’s okay, she’s really fired up about Keith Ellison too. “I know that the DNC is investigating it, so we’ll see and let that run its course.” The DNC investigating it? Imagine if Chuck Grassley said that about the Brett Kavanaugh case. “Don’t worry we’ve got the RNC looking into it.” But if we can’t count on Kamala Harris for consistency, then surely good old Bernie Sanders is a reliable me too advocate. Yes indeed. On Kavanaugh, he tweeted “the allegation from Professor Christine Blasey Ford is a serious one that deserves a full investigation.” Strong words, Senator. And I’m sure you feel equally strongly about alleged abuse of any woman anywhere. So, what’s this? When asked about the Ellison allegation, Senator Sanders told reporters “nope, nothing,” and “you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to get going.” I’m sure you do. Just in case you get a lecture from your colleague, Mazie Hirono.
SENATOR MAZIE HIRONO:. Guess who is perpetuating all of these kinds of actions? It’s the men in this country. And I just want to say to the men of this country, just shut up and step up. Do the right thing.
HILTON: That’s right, Mazie, these wretched men who don’t respect women with abuse allegations need to shut up and step up. Men like, well, Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal. He had lots to say this week about Brett Kavanaugh.
SENATOR RICHARD BLUMENTHAL: I believe Dr. Ford, I believe the survivor here, there’s every reason to believe her. This nomination will not only cast a shadow over Judge Kavanaugh if he were ever to be confirmed, it will also stain the United States Supreme Court irreparably.
HILTON: But on Democrat Keith Ellison’s alleged abuse, silence. Come on Senator, step up. And that goes for you too, Tom Perez, Chair of the DNC. Here’s what Perez said about Brett Kavanaugh. “This serious allegation must be investigated thoroughly. The American people deserve answers, not a vote that is rammed through by Republicans.” I wonder what he means by a thorough investigation. Oh wait, he told us when he was talking about the serious allegations against Keith Ellison.
TOM PEREZ: I mean, the matter is under review. And the Minnesota Democratic Party is conducting a very thorough investigation.
HILTON: Phew. That well-known and widely trusted professional arbiter of sexual abuse allegations, the Minnesota Democratic Party, is going to take care of it. Wait, I’ve had an idea. On Brett Kavanaugh, let’s get the Maryland Republican Party to investigate. I’m sure Tom Perez would be fine with that. What a bunch of hacks and hypocrites these Democrats are. I took that message deep into hostile territory on Friday when I went on Bill Maher’s show.
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HILTON: She was making an argument that basically he is guilty until he can prove himself proven innocent. And that is not something, I think, that we should accept. And furthermore, there is a hypocrisy to it. I wouldn’t mind that so much if the same standard was being applied to others in her party who have had serious allegations made against them, like Keith Ellison, but that’s not happening.
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HILTON: Well, we can imagine how that went down. Isn’t this country divided enough without Democrats politicizing one of the most long-standing and abhorrent issues in our society, the abuse of women by men, an issue that we’re now finally, thankfully giving the priority it deserves. How can we unite against this vile behavior when it’s me too if you accuse a Republican but not you if you accuse a Democrat? Republican Senators have shown respect to Dr. Ford. Can’t even one, just one prominent Democrat say, I believe her when the alleged abuser is a leader of their own party. Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Mazie Hirono, you made a great show of standing up for women last week, it turns out that in your eyes, some women’s rights are worth more than others. Thanks a lot, sisters.