Monica Lewinsky: A Political Card 20 Years LaterBy: Lacy Langley - January 27, 2014
Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton are in the news! No, this isn’t a 90s flashback.
Thanks to Rand Paul, their shenanigens really are back in the headlines. In an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, he declared that Hillary’s possible occupation of the White House in 2016 would give ol’ Bill a means to take up his old rascally ways.
This was in agreement with Sen. Paul’s wife, Kelley, who is quoted in an interview with Vogue, as saying:
“Bill Clinton’s relationship with Monica Lewinsky should complicate his return to the White House, even as first spouse. I would say his behavior was predatory, offensive to women.”
He also said that electing Hillary would basically nullify The Left’s claim that Republicans are waging a so-called “War on Women”.
“One of the workplace laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses should not prey on young interns in their office. And I think really the media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this. He took advantage of a girl that was 20 years old and an intern in his office. There is no excuse for that, and that is predatory behavior….. Then they (the Democrats) have the gall to stand up and say, ‘Republicans are having a war on women.’ ”
He then added, “It’s not Hillary’s fault, but it is a factor in judging Bill Clinton in history.”
He also stated, “in my state, you know, people tend to sort of frown upon that. You know, if there were someone in my community who did that, they would be socially — we would dissociate from somebody who would take advantage of a young women in the workplace.”
Paul, a likely frontrunner for the GOP nomination for President in 2016, was quicky refuted in his claim that media gave Bill a pass when it came to coverage of the scandal in the 90s.
Senate Majority Whip Sen Dick Durbin swiftly rebutted that claim and addressed the fact that we all remember Bill Clinton’s sexual behavior being “litigated in the public square for over a decade” and the Lewinsky situation is over and done with. He said America has shifted their focus to other matters.
This is true. Monica Lewinsky-type scandals and Bill’s wiley ways are really the least of our concerns if Hillary wins.
“Let’s judge Hillary Clinton based on her talents and her vision of America should she choose to run for president,” Durbin said.
That’s what we should be concerned about.
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