Anita HillAnita Faye HillTrump sets up for bruising campaign against Biden Clarence Thomas breaks his silence in theaters nationwide Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: ‘Statute of limitations’ for Biden apology is ‘up’ MORE said if former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE earns the Democratic nomination and faces President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE in the 2020 election, she could “of course” see herself voting for him.
In an interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Hill addressed her history with Biden, who chaired the all-male Senate committee that confirmed Supreme Court Justice Clarence ThomasClarence ThomasSenate at logjam over changing ‘qualified immunity’ for police Chief Justice Roberts wisely defers to California governor in church challenge Supreme Court rules immigrants who fear torture can appeal deportations in court MORE’s nomination in 1991 despite her accusations of sexual harassment. She told Mitchell that his actions “absolutely” don’t put him on par with President Trump, who has faced nearly two dozen allegations of sexual misconduct.
“Are you suggesting that the way he conducted the hearing puts him on a moral equivalency with Donald Trump?” Mitchell asked.
“Absolutely not,” Hill replied. “I’ve never said that and I’ve never intended to say that. And I’m not even sure that anything I’ve said has actually hurt Joe Biden’s campaign.”
Mitchell then asked Hill if she could “conceive of voting for Biden if he faces Donald Trump in the general election,” to which Hill replied: “Of course I could.”
Biden, who came under fire in recent months after two women accused him of touching them inappropriately, maintains a lead over both Trump and fellow 2020 Democrats in the polls.
Hill added, “What I do want to do though is make the public aware of the urgency of this issue. We’ve had years to grapple with this as a society, and I think we’ve come to a good place. And we need to take advantage of this moment and address the problems.”
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Hill’s treatment during the 1991 hearing has come under intense scrutiny with the rise of the “Me Too” era.