‘You Were Out of Line’: Megyn Slams George Stephanopoulos’ Past Shaming of Sexual Assault Victims After Nancy Mace Interview

From the Academy Awards to the media, there was plenty of leftist hypocrisy on display this weekend. I decided to award a trio of the worst offenders with a special new award, the Oscar for Sanctimonious Leftists Pretending They Are Better Than You.

Jimmy Kimmel and Robert De Niro both took home honors (you can learn why here), but there turned out to be a dark horse contender for the third spot. George Stephanopoulos is not an actor, but he more than earned the recognition after his interview with Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) on ABC News’ This Week.

Stephanopoulos Interviews Mace

The lifelong Democrat took to his Sunday show yesterday and decided to really press Mace, who endorsed former President Donald Trump, on how on earth she can support a guy who’s been found liable of sexual assault, especially when – as he pointed out to Mace – she is a rape survivor. 

You can watch the interview in its entirety below, but the relevant part is in the first couple of minutes:

It’s such an opportunity when you can use a woman’s rape against her. What a kind, sensitive man who clearly cares deeply about women and their sexual assault allegations. Thank you for being an ally, George. I see how concerned you are that victims might not come forward if they are publicly attacked by their rapist or his defenders. 

Stephanopoulos’ History

To be sure, that is a very real concern. It happens all the time, which you know because you invented it. Remember when you created a whole command center designed to smear Bill Clinton’s sexual assault and rape accusers so you could elevate him to the presidency?

The attorney representing many of Clinton’s accusers – and there were many, George, including Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers to name a few – said, at Hillary Clinton’s direction, you and James Carville formed a so-called ‘war room’ that’s purpose was “to destroy any woman that would challenge Bill Clinton.” You know the war room, they made a whole movie about it.

This attorney points out that you don’t like to talk about this, George. Maybe that’s why you skipped it in your discussion with Nancy Mace. But, as you know, private detectives were hired, the women say they were threatened, and they were publicly shamed by you and your well-funded team. Did you worry then that this behavior might shame victims from “coming forward”? 

You admitted in your own memoir that Hillary Clinton told you about one accuser: “We have to destroy her story.” Did you object? Did you say, “That’s shaming”? In fact, you later described yourself as Mr. Clinton’s “enabler.” But sir, how could you have enabled and defended a man like this who was accused by multiple women of sexual assault, rape, and harassment.

Paula Jones

That brings us to Paula Jones. You were Clinton’s attack dog when Jones came forward claiming Bill Clinton had exposed himself to her. When he was governor of Arkansas, he summoned her to a Little Rock hotel room through state troopers and took out his penis – a charge Clinton denies, just as Trump denies E. Jean Carroll’s allegations. What do you think he wanted done with that thing? Just a little show and tell? 

Jones was poor, a graduate of secretarial school who worked for the state. She had no power, no connections, and Clinton was the sitting governor. She didn’t go to Columbia and Oxford and become a Rhodes scholar like you, George. She was a nothing to you. Your buddy Carville immediately went after Jones, infamously saying, “If you drag a $100 bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find.” 

And you? Did you defend her saying, “We don’t shame accusers”? No, you compared Jones to Tonya Harding as, quoting here from The New York Times, “just another woman seeking cash for telling a tabloid tale.” Fire up the war room and destroy her. 

Bill Clinton would ultimately pay Paula Jones almost a million dollars to settle her civil case and you remained Team Clinton all the way – to say nothing of Juanita Broaddrick’s rape allegation, or Kathleen Willey’s, and more. But now you “don’t understand” how Nancy Mace can support a man found liable for sexual assault of one woman 30 years ago in a civil trial in which the burden of proof is just 51 percent likely? My God. How did anyone at ABC think this was a good line of inquiry for Stephanopoulos?

‘You Were Out of Line’

And one need look no further than the kickoff of your interview to see you haven’t changed, George. Who told you that the thing to do with a rape survivor is to casually begin the interview with her own testimonial about her rape and then immediately attack her? 

Most people showing this clip aren’t showing the fact that you started the whole exchange by bringing up Mace’s rape when she was just 16 years old. They’re making it look like Mace brought it up to deflect the question. In fact, you shoved it in her face and demanded she explain how she could still support Trump. How dare you. 

She was right. You were out of line. You were offensive, especially when the other guy – you know, your guy Joe Biden – has been accused of rape as well, George. Trust me, I know. I interviewed his alleged victim. Maybe you missed it because ABC, where you are and were the chief political correspondent, was the only network not to acknowledge or run a single soundbite from our blockbuster interview when it hit and made international headlines. 

I guess Tara Reade didn’t matter to you. Like Tonya Harding and Paula Jones, she is just another wrong-side-of-the-tracks woman, easily dismissed from your ivory tower, George. You ignored her, and then got rewarded with an exclusive sit-down with Joe Biden whom you undoubtedly went on to vote for. How could you?

You can check out Megyn’s analysis by tuning in to episode 743 on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen. And don’t forget that you can catch The Megyn Kelly Show live on SiriusXM’s Triumph (channel 111) weekdays from 12pm to 2pm ET.