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
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Hillary’s message goes against that of the #MeToo movement, who would no doubt in today’s environment demand the resignation of a sitting President who took advantage of an intern.
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. (After she spent years praising him, doing fundraisers, etc. of course.)
“Yes, I think that is the appropriate response,” she said.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) July 25, 2016
It also fails to address other accusations which weren’t consensual, like the Lewinsky affair was.
Juanita Broaddrick challenged CBS for, as per the usual, not following up the Lewinsky questions with questions about serious 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
How would Hillary have handled rape allegations just days after the Democrat Party went full-throttle against Brett Kavanaugh, amidst demands he step down in the face 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 (and the liberal media’s) world.
WATCH: The Political Insider’s exclusive interview with Juanita Broaddrick:
Hillary has maintained that any allegations of lewd or criminal behavior against her husband are different than anyone else’s.
All the allegations against Bill are a vast right-wing conspiracy, you see. All the allegations against Republicans are, as a matter of course, true.
“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
The two-time failed presidential nominee is a walking contradiction, and the only group of people unable to acknowledge that is the media. Hence, CBS’s failure to ask tough follow-up questions.
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