By Roger H. Goun [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The New York Democratic senator occupying Hillary Clinton’s former constituency says Bill Clinton should have resigned as president after his sexual encounter with intern Monica Lewinsky.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand made the remarks on Thursday during an interview with The New Washington podcast, the New York Times reports. Gillibrand may not be the only Democrat to call out the former president for his workplace sexual misconduct, but her prominence makes her remarks significant. She was also an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and has been a close friend of the Clintons.
Asked point blank if she thought Bill Clinton should have have resigned for his affair with Lewinsky, Gillibrand thought about her answer and said, “Yes, I think that is the appropriate response.”
But she appeared to qualify that statement by suggesting that attitudes during the 1990s Clinton presidency were more forgiving of sexual impropriety in the office — even by a president.
Source: Daily Caller