And I am appalled that someone in this day and age does not understand how our legal system works. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is entitled to representation when he or she is being prosecuted by the state for a felony. When you are an attorney and a judge orders you to represent a defendant, then you have to represent the defendant. And you have to represent the defendant to the best of your ability.
What happens if you don’t? You can lose your license to practice law. That piece of paper that you spent years and thousands of dollars to earn. That you sweated and studied for. That you lost sleep over. That piece of paper that was the hardest thing you had ever wanted or worked for. All because you took an oath that said you would uphold the Constitution.
Hillary Clinton did not volunteer to be the defendant’s lawyer, she did not laugh about the case’s outcome, she did not assert that the complainant “made up the rape story,” she did not claim she knew the defendant to be guilty, and she did not “free” the defendant. She didn’t abet a rapist and she tried her best to get out of the appointment. She was an effective advocate for her client, which is actually what she was required to do.