Fox News cameras caught Herman Cain making a joke about Anita Hill, the attorney who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991. Mr. Cain is currently facing a litany of similar accusations of inappropriate conduct.
Mr. Cain made the crack at a campaign event in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Fox’s video showed a supporter mention Ms. Hill to Mr. Cain who responded, “Is she going to endorse me?”
J.D. Gordon, a spokesman for Mr. Cain, told the New York Times the candidate was just “repeating what a supporter said.” “It was a joke,” Gordon said.
Mr. Cain currently remains on top of the Republican field in spite of his sexual harassment scandals. He’s in New York today for a pair of Manhattan fundraisers.