Rand Paul Conflates Hillary Clinton And Monica Lewinsky Scandal
Reaching into the dustbin of history, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a likely contender in 2016, goes after the Clintons regarding the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He says Hillary shouldn’t be judged by the scandal, but at the same time he says of the Clintons, “Sometimes it’s difficult to separate one from the others.”
Paul’s wife, Kelley, made similar remarks in a Vogue profile last year, and her husband agreed with her Sunday in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Rand Paul said the scandal is about more than just infidelity and lying to the American people, but also as “predatory behavior” from the former president.
“One of the workplace laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn’t prey on young interns in their office,” Paul said. “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 it is predatory behavior.”
Paul said the episode undercuts Democrats’ allegations of a GOP “war on women” and should color people’s perceptions of the Clintons. He added that “sometimes it’s hard to separate” Bill and Hillary Clinton.