Sen. Rand Paul R-Ky., told NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday that Bill Clinton’s relationship with Monica Lewinsky will complicate Hillary Clinton’s return to the White House.
“You know, the Democrats, one of their big issues is they’ve concocted that Republicans are committing a ‘war on women,’” Paul told host David Gregory. “One of the workplace laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn’t prey on young interns in their office.”
“I think, really, the media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this,” Paul continued. “He took advantage of a girl that was 20-years-old and an intern in his office. There is no excuse for that and that is predatory behavior. We shouldn’t want to associate with people who would take advantage of a young girl in his office.”
“This isn’t having an affair … someone who takes advantage of a young girl in their office,” he added. “I mean, really? And then they have the gall to stand up and say ‘Republicans are having a war on women?’”
“But is it something that Hillary Clinton should be judged on, if she were a candidate in 2016?" Gregory asked.
“I’m not saying that,” Paul responded. “Sometimes it’s hard to separate one from the other … but people tend to frown upon that. If there was someone in my community who did that, they would be socially … we would disassociate from somebody who would take advantage of a young woman in the workplace.”
Gregory asked Paul about the Clintons after his wife, Kelley, gave an interview to Vogue magazine in which she said Bill Clinton’s behavior in the White House was “offensive to women.”