Hillary Clinton believes her husband had no need to resign over his affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky, claiming it wasn’t an abuse of power.
The former First Lady, appearing in an interview with CBS’s “Sunday Morning,” was asked if President Clinton should have stepped down amidst the scandal.
“Absolutely not,” she vehemently responded.
“It wasn’t an abuse of power?” reporter Tony Dokoupil asked.
Clinton, standing by her man, repeated: “No. No.”
The affair between Mr. Clinton and Ms. Lewinsky is widely seen as an abuse of power, due to the position held by each and the age differences. Clinton was 49 at the time, Lewinsky just 22.
Even that aspect was defended by Hillary who said the affair was not an abuse because Lewinsky “was an adult.”
Retweet if you think @BillClinton, @MonicaLewinsky was an abuse of power.@CBSNews: Do you think Bill should’ve resigned in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal?@HillaryClinton: Absolutely not.@CBS: It wasn’t an abuse of power?
— Oliver McGee PhD MBA (@OliverMcGee) October 15, 2018
Hillary’s message goes against that of the #MeToo movement who would no doubt in today’s environment be demanding a sitting President who took advantage of an intern be forced to resign.
It goes against some leaders in the Democrat party who, when the Clinton’s are no longer politically important to their own careers, have said the former President should have resigned.
Kirsten Gillibrand, for example, the ever-opportunistic senator from New York, condemned Bill Clinton, saying he should have resigned over the Lewinsky affair.
“Yes, I think that is the appropriate response,” she said despite a relationship with the man that seems rather contradictory on its face.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) July 25, 2016
It also fails to address other accusations which weren’t consensual as the Lewinsky affair was.
Juanita Broaddrick challenged CBS for, as per the usual, not following up the Lewinsky questions with questions about her own allegations.
Broaddrick, a former nursing home employee, accused President Clinton of raping her decades earlier when he was a gubernatorial candidate in Arkansas.
Once again… opportunity missed CBS. Will anyone have the balls to ask Hillary, “Did your husband Rape Juanita Hickey, now Broaddrick”? Now that’s something the audience would enjoy. https://t.co/PDxJeN21IY
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) October 14, 2018
It certainly would have, as Broaddrick suggests, been something the audience could appreciate. How would Hillary handle rape allegations just days after the Democrat party went full-throttle against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by demanding he step down in the midst of a totally fabricated gang-rape story?
It’d be an easy contradiction for a reporter to point out. Hillary would dismiss the allegations, at which point CBS could point back to her own campaign in 2016 which said of women accusers, “You have the right to be heard … You have the right to be believed.”
Only certain accusers have that right in Clinton’s world.
Hillary has maintained that any allegations of lewd or criminal behavior against her husband are different than those in today’s political atmosphere – particularly that of Kavanaugh.
She believes it was thoroughly investigated by a vast right-wing conspiracy.
“There’s a very significant difference, and that is the intense, long-lasting, partisan investigation that was conducted in the ’90s.”
— The Hill (@thehill) October 10, 2018
Except, Broaddrick’s case was never investigated, intensely or otherwise.
The two-time failed presidential nominee is a walking contradiction, and the only group of people unable to acknowledge is the media. Hence, CBS’s failure to ask tough follow-up questions.
Those contradictions, which in the real world are known as lies, are why Democrats are concerned that her constant speaking out as the midterms draw near could be the “kiss of death.”
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