Hillary Clinton got called out for hypocrisy after she argued that sexual harassment allegations against her husband, Bill Clinton, were different from those faced by high-profile Republicans, as they were thoroughly investigated
She said: "There is a very significant difference. That is the intense, long-lasting, partisan investigation that was conducted in the 90s".
The former secretary of state added that "if the Republicans, starting with President Trump on down want a comparison, they should welcome such an investigation themselves."
Kavanaugh, who was sworn in on Monday after weeks of bitter partisan bickering, has faced allegations of sexual misconduct from several women, including claims he took part in gang-rape parties and was involved in
Clinton's words did not go down well with Juanita Broaddrick, one of Bill Clinton's most famous accusers. In 1999, she alleged in an interview with Dateline NBC that Clinton raped her in 1978 when he was serving as the attorney general of Arkansas.
The ex-President himself has never addressed the allegations, referring them to his legal representative. His lawyer, David Kendall, denied the allegations at the time. Broaddrick's story resurfaced during the 2016 presidential election campaign in light of the growing popularity of the #MeToo movement, which encourages victims of sexual assault to come forward.
As tensions around Kavanaugh's confirmation were gaining momentum, Broaddrick demanded an FBI investigation into her own allegations against Clinton, accusing Democrats, who called for a thorough FBI probe into Kavanaugh, of opportunism and "double standards."
"It's not politically advantageous for them to circle around me and support me," she told Fox News in September.
Responding to Clinton's fresh interview, Broaddrick did not mince her words, calling the former senator a "lying hypocrite."
"My case was never litigated," she wrote on Twitter, reiterating her call for an investigation into the allegations.
Broaddrick has launched a Change.org petition, asking for a criminal investigation into “Bill Clinton's sex crimes.” The petition has so far garnered 76,000 signatures. It requires 100,000 to earn a White House response.
Hillary Clinton has found herself in hot water in the past for standing by her top staffer Burns Strider during the 2008 presidential
She also drew widespread criticism when she claimed that her loss had contributed to the rise of the ”Me Too” movement, saying that "although it was a wave that was building," her election debacle "probably accelerated that wave" in April.
Clinton's record as a paragon of women's rights has also been repeatedly tested by her close ties to disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The Hollywood mogul donated to Clinton's campaign and even hosted several fundraisers for her.