U.S. NewsHuman Rights

Actions

Hillary Clinton Regrets Not Firing A Staffer Accused Of Misconduct

In a Facebook post, Clinton said if she had it to do over again, she would handle the situation differently.
Posted at 8:41 AM, Jan 31, 2018

Hillary Clinton says she regrets letting a campaign adviser keep his job after he was accused of sexual misconduct in 2008. 

Clinton posted to Facebook on Tuesday night, saying "If I had to do it again, I wouldn't."

She was talking about Burns Strider, Clinton's faith adviser on her 2008 presidential campaign. As we previously reported, a staffer approached campaign officials and accused Strider of sexually harassing her.

Clinton confirmed in her post another key detail from earlier reporting on the incident. Her campaign manager at the time said Strider should be fired. Clinton instead decided to demote him, dock his pay and make him attend counseling.