Pelosi: Pres. Bill Clinton ‘ushered in transformative progress to protect women from … abuse’

Pelosi: Pres. Bill Clinton ‘ushered in transformative progress to protect women from … abuse’

[Ed. – Juanita Broaddrick et al. could not be reached for comment.]

In a statement released Thursday to mark the 24th anniversary of President Bill Clinton’s signing of the Violence Against Women Act, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi praised Clinton for protecting women.

“Twenty-four years ago, President Clinton signed the historic Violence Against Women Act and ushered in transformative progress to protect women from violence and abuse,” she said.

Here is the full text of Pelosi’s statement:

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“Twenty-four years ago, President Clinton signed the historic Violence Against Women Act and ushered in transformative progress to protect women from violence and abuse. Almost a quarter century later, VAWA continues to provide critical support to victims, survivors and communities to work to better ensure they have the resources necessary to seek justice and receive care.

“All women deserve to be safe from violence whether at home, work, school or anywhere in our society. Yet, five years ago, House Republicans spent 18 months fighting to prevent an inclusive VAWA reauthorization from being enacted into law, in an appalling attempt to exclude immigrant, LGBTQ and Native American women from the law’s vital protections. …

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