Monica Lewinsky Scandal Still Haunting The Clintons
Ellisha Rader Mannering
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It seems like the Clintons just can’t get away from Monica Lewinsky. Although the affair between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky allegedly occurred many years ago, Monica could cause some trouble for Hillary Clinton if she decides to run for president.
While most people will always remember the Monica Lewinsky scandal and Bill Clinton’s impeachment based on alleged acts of perjury and obstruction of justice related to the scandal, would anyone really hold that against Hillary?
It appears that Rand Paul may try to use the scandal to his advantage. The Democrats have claimed that the Republicans are waging a ‘war on women,” but Paul claims that this isn’t the case and that the Democrats are the ones who have a history of using women.
“One of the workplace laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn’t prey on young interns in their office. And I think really the media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this,” Paul said.
“Someone who takes advantage of a young girl in their office? I mean, really. And then they have the gall to stand up and say, ‘Republicans are having a war on women’? So, yes, I think it’s a factor. No, it’s not Hillary’s fault,” he continued.
Although it is likely that the Lewinsky scandal will be used against Hillary Clinton, it may not hurt her chances of winning. Since the scandal occurred so long ago, most new voters and younger voters are not likely to remember it.
As Paul said himself, it is not Hillary’s fault that Bill and Monica chose to have an affair or that her husband chose to lie about it.
Do you think the Lewinsky scandal will be used against Hillary in the presidential election and do you think it will hurt her chances of winning?
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