Candice E. Jackson, acting assistant secretary for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education, listed on her résumé her work investigating and attacking the 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Politico reports.
Under the section “My Top 5 Qualifications for an Administrative Position,” Ms. Jackson listed her work for President Trump in the 2016 election, including attending the second presidential debate with “Clinton accusers,” or women who had accused former President Bill Clinton of rape. She also listed creating ads and videos that attacked Mrs. Clinton for alleged corruption and “hypocritical claim to defend women and children.”
Ms. Jackson has been a key voice for Betsy DeVos, the U.S. education secretary, in the preliminary stages of crafting policy for how colleges handle sexual-assault cases under Title IX, the federal gender-equity law.
In July, Ms. Jackson told The New York Times that “90 percent” of sexual-assault accusations on campuses resulted from the accusers’ regret over the sexual encounter. She later apologized for the remark, but still caused a stir among advocacy groups.Return to Top