(REAL CLEAR RELIGION) It’s been two years since allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced, but Herman Cain is finally fighting back.

The former Republican presidential hopeful gave RealClearReligion an exclusive look at evidence he’ll be using in a soon-to-be published column after he spoke to a Young Americans for Freedom chapter of Young America’s Foundation on DePaul University’s campus Monday in Chicago.

Cain said if he challenged the allegations at the time, “it would have been a huge distraction.” A presidential campaign “is like drinking from a fire hydrant” and so is a bad time to give a considered response scandalous allegations of that nature.

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