“As Hillary Clinton faces a raft of bad press over conflict-of-interest allegations at her family foundation, at least she’s got one outspoken advocate in her corner: Larry Flynt. The king of the Hustler empire tells Bloomberg Politics that he’s endorsing the former secretary of state for president in 2016.
“The self-described “smut peddler” often backs Democrats. But this time around, Flynt said his motivating factor is the Supreme Court and the potential for a second President Clinton to tilt the balance away from the conservatives.
“Flynt told Bloomberg: “We’ve had a right-leaning court for half a century. But if Hillary gets in, chances are she’s going to have an opportunity to appoint two, maybe three justices…and we could shift the balance there.”
“Flynt, who was left partially paralyzed after being shot in 1978, is a fierce defender of First Amendment freedoms – particularly as they pertain to pornographers – and described himself as a feminist of sorts to Bloomberg, as he backed the candidate he hopes would be the first female president.
“He acknowledged: “I’m sure that Hillary doesn’t necessarily approve of everything I do.” However, don’t expect Flynt to be stumping for Hillary any time soon. He said: “Hillary doesn’t need help from me. All she needs to do is start fighting back.”
The founder of Hustler magazine also spoke to Newslo, and said that “a strong woman such as Hillary doesn’t need help from anyone, but I’m there for her, should the need arise.”
“I’m not going to hide behind the fact that I am who I am and she is who she is,” Flynt told Newslo. “I did say that she probably doesn’t approve everything I do, but she has supported the porn industry in the past, and I’d like to return the favor by supporting her all the way to 2016 and the presidency.”
He also added: “I can tell you this – if and when she gets her hands on the White House for the second time, the Supreme Court will start looking a lot different. I don’t have to tell you what that means for people in my line of work. Apart from the fact that she really deserves it, I know that life in the future would be much easier for me with her as president.”