Bob Packwood Sexual Harassment Case and Women's Groups

January 13, 1997

Many women’s groups have been criticized for not aggressively supporting Paula Jones partly, it’s believed, because they don’t want to undermine President Clinton who is considered good — or at least better than Republicans — on women’s issues. So we decided to look at a similar case — that of former Senator Bob Packwood, a pro-choice lawmaker from Oregon who was considered good on women’s issues by many women’s groups.

GUEST: MARY HEFFERNAN, a former lobbyist for the National Abortion Rights Action League and one of more than two dozen women who accused Packwood of sexual harassment and ultimately forced him to resign.