In a wildly provocative interview today on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” former presidential candidate and governor, Mitt Romney, said he believes former President Bill Clinton "embarrassed the nation" with the Monica Lewinsky scandal, but doesn't think it will be a factor in 2016 if Hillary Clinton runs for president.
As Romney put it, with a shocked Moderator David Gregory looking on, “I think Hillary Clinton, if she becomes a nominee, will have plenty to discuss about her own record. I don’t imagine that Bill Clinton is going to be a big part of it.”
Gregory had asked Romney about “Clinton resurrection.”
He replied, “He (President Clinton) embarrassed the nation. He breached his responsibility, I think, as an adult and as a leader in his relationship. And I think that’s very unfortunate. But I don't think that's Hillary Clinton's to explain. She has her own record, her own vision for where she would take the country. And I think that's something which will be debated extensively during the 2016 campaign."
President Clinton’s sexual liaison with Monica Lewinsky, a 22-year-old intern, almost brought the downfall of his presidency in 1998.
Romney becomes the second Republican to address the sordid affair 16-years-ago. Sen. Rand Paul (KY) raided the issue after lashing out at Democrats for their “false issue of the ‘war on women’ calling Clinton’s behavior a "predatory" affair.
No comment yet from either of the Clintons.
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