Ellen DeGeneres to Hillary: ‘You Don’t Have to’ Answer E-Mail Questions, ‘They Have Not Found a Thing’
In a fawning “interview” with Hillary Clinton aired on Thursday that amounted to a campaign rally, liberal talk show host Ellen DeGeneres teed up the Democratic front-runner to brush the e-mail scandal aside: “Let’s just get this out of the way. Let’s talk about the emails…What?” Clinton replied: “I’m glad you asked. I used a personal email account. It was allowed by the State Department, but I should have used two different accounts. I made a mistake and I’m sorry for all the confusion that has ensued.”
Clinton added: “So I’m just, you know, I’m going to keep talking about it and answering questions.” DeGeneres assured her: “I actually don’t think you need to. It’s just that people keep bringing it up. They have not found a thing. They keep saying they’ve found something, but then we don’t hear anything about it. So they haven’t found anything.”
DeGeneres then blamed the entire scandal on sexism:
I personally think that, women, I know you’re not going to say this because you believe that there should not be a difference between women’s rights and human rights, and I love that you say that because it should be just human rights. But I will say that I personally believe that women are held to a different standard than men. We are held to a different standard for our weight, for our age, for our looks, for everything.
She then endorsed Clinton for president: “Which is not fair because you are the smartest, most qualified person for this job. If I’m looking for someone who’s qualified – if I want to hire a plumber, I want someone who has snaked the drain before, you know what I’m saying.”
Clinton quipped: “Yeah, I do. I’ve snaked a few.”