NY Senator broadsides Democratic Party: Bill Clinton should have resigned as president

Amid sexual assault and harassment allegations sweeping entertainment and politics, liberals are finding it increasingly difficult to justify their defense of Democrats with questionable pasts. Some have given up even attempting to do so.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who holds the seat once occupied by Hillary Clinton, is the most high-profile Democrat lawmaker to break with her party’s stance by condemning former President Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct while President.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said she believes Bill Clinton should have resigned for his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Gillibrand said in a New York Times interview that she believes Clinton should have resigned from the presidency over his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

The Times directly asked the New York Senator whether she thought the Lewinsky scandal was grounds for Clinton stepping down.

“Yes, I think that is the appropriate response,” she said.

But Gillibrand qualified her criticism of Clinton by suggesting that we live in a “different” time that calls for different kinds of responses to cases like Clinton’s. And then she made it about President Trump, of course:

“Things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction. 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.”

Gillibrand also took aim at fellow Democrat Senator Al Franken (D-MN), who is currently facing groping allegations replete with photographic evidence.

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The New York Senator has been an outspoken advocate of cracking down on sexual assault in the military. But, Gillibrand’s take on Clinton brought her scorn from her own party.

Conservatives, meanwhile, pointed out the hypocrisy of enjoying Clinton’s endorsement and money before, and condemning now that he’s no longer politically relevant.


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