Sexual harassment allegations are pouring in now that Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behavior was exposed last month, and we’re hearing story after damning story about how women have endured inappropriate sexual behavior from men with little or no consequences. This is all changing now, but former Alaska half-term governor Sarah Palin suggested that anyone who tries to harass her might get shot.
MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt approached Palin on Capitol Hill, while she was visiting Sen. Rand Paul on Friday, and asked Palin about the latest wave of women finally speaking out.
Palin said sexual harassment isn’t a partisan issue and that recent developments will prompt new questions about “what standards will be applied to whom.”
And then Palin said, “You know, I think a whole lotta people know I’m probably packin’ (laughs), so I don’t think there’s a whole lotta people who would necessarily mess with me.”
She added, “for too long men have thought they could get away with, be that old school thinking that it’s okay to belittle and harass women in general.”
But then she just had to say, “So though floodgates are really open right now, that could lead to a lot of false accusations that really harm an innocent person.”
Because, of course, she did. Republicans like to throw in the “false accusation” argument – especially now.
Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is currently facing sexual misconduct allegations from a number of women who say he molested them when they were children. There are also numerous women who’ve alleged sexual misconduct against Donald Trump.
Both Trump and Moore are dismissing all accusers of being liars, and Trump has called the allegations “fake news.”