Democratic Senator Says Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned

Katrina Barker
November 19, 2017

Her comments about former President Clinton highlight how far the issue has progressed, even in just the past year.

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta defended President Bill Clinton on Saturday, telling CNN he "more than paid the price" for his affair with Monica Lewinsky while he was in office.

"Yes, I think that is the appropriate response".

He was acquitted by the Senate.

Philippe Reines, a former Clinton adviser, accused Ms. Gillibrand of being hypocritical for accepting donations and endorsements from both Hillary Clinton and her husband for several years. "The House of Representatives voted for articles of impeachment, (but) the Senate did not". But not enough for you @SenGillibrand?

"Over 20 [years] you took the Clintons' endorsements, money, and seat", Reines continued, referring to Gillibrand's appointment to Hillary Clinton's vacated Senate seat from NY in 2009 when Clinton left to head the State Department. Matt Yglesias wrote in Vox that Clinton should have resigned for his relationship with Lewinsky, and other liberals have stated they believe Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who has long alleged Clinton raped her in 1978.

On Thursday, Gillibrand announced that she would donate $12,500 she received from Franken's political action committee to Protect Our Defenders, a group working to end rape and sexual assault in the USA armed forces, the Hill reported.

Reines, long a part of the Clintons' inner circle, played Donald Trump during the Democratic nominee's mock debates. Brzezinski asked. "But I will say with Bill Clinton, in many ways, who, can I say, sexually harassed an intern in the White House".

Ken Starr was the independent counsel who probed Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky scandal and Whitewater investigation.

"And I think in light of this conversation, we should have a very different conversation about President Trump, and a very different conversation about allegations against him", she said.

The remark came during a wider discussion of the recent swirl of sexual harassment and abuse accusations against high-profile men in Hollywood, business and politics; the latter most recently has seen GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and Sen.

The topic reached Capitol Hill on Thursday with a television and radio host accusing Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) of forcefully kissing and groping her during a USO tour in 2006.

Earlier, she said she would give all the donations her campaign had received from Mr. Franken's political action committee to Protect Our Defenders, which helps those assaulted in the military.

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