Things got awkward last week when Bill Clinton was asked his opinion on the anti-sexual harassment “#MeToo” movement on NBC – immediately before being asked about his infamous affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. (RELATED: Bill Clinton Has Meltdown When Asked About Monica Lewinsky and #MeToo Movement).
“This was litigated 20 years ago,” he said, apparently thinking that there’s a statue of limitations on reality. “Two-thirds of the American people sided with me [during the scandal],” he continued.
If two-thirds of people sided with Bill Cosby, would that make a difference?
In a more recent interview with PBS’ Judy Woodruff in which she asked Clinton about Al Franken’s resignation following sexual harassment allegations, he offered an interesting Freudian slip, telling Woodruff “I think the norms have really changed in terms of, what you can do to somebody against their will…”
Clinton continued, “You don’t have to physically assault somebody to make them, you know, uncomfortable at work or at home or in their other — just walking around.” Indeed, ruining a perfectly good dress probably violates these new norms. As do his long history of alleged sexual misconduct.
Of Bill Clinton’s public accusers, there’s Juanita Broaddrick, who alleges that Bill sexually assaulted her in the late 1970s in a hotel room, Paula Jones who says that he propositioned and exposed himself to her at a hotel room in 1991, and Kathleen Wiley, who alleges that she was groped by Bill in the Oval Office in 1993.
Of Al Franken’s departure from Congress, Bill continued in that PBS interview “that, I think, is good. I think that — I will be honest — the Franken case, for me, was a difficult case, a hard case. There may be things I don’t know. But I — maybe I’m just an old-fashioned person, but it seemed to me that there were 29 women on “Saturday Night Live” that put out a statement for him, and that the first and most fantastic story was called, I believe, into question. Too late to wade into it now. I mean, I think it’s a grievous thing to take away from the people a decision they have made, especially when there is an election coming up again. But it’s done now.”
He concluded, “And I think that all of us should just be focusing on how to do better and how to go forward.”
Speak for yourself, Bill.
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Source: Daily Wire