Sen. Rand Paul took some heavy shots at Bill Clinton over the weekend, declaring that the former President was a “sexual predator” who took advantage of Monica Lewinsky more than 15 years ago. The Republican politician accused liberal media of giving Clinton a “free pass” despite engaging in unethical and reprehensible behavior. Paul made the comments during an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press.
“He took advantage of a girl that was 20 years old and an intern in his office,” said Paul. “There is no excuse for that and that is predatory behavior and … we shouldn’t want to associate with people who would take advantage of a young girl in his office.”
His comments are similar to ones echoed by his wife, Kelley, in a recent interview with Vogue magazine. She believed that his “predatory” and “offensive” behavior would ultimately hurt Hilary Clinton’s presidential bid if she were to run in 2016.
Rand said that the way Democrats handled the Clinton affair makes it ironic that they are now accusing Republicans of being anti-woman with their policies. “The Democrats – one of the big issues they’ve concocted is saying Republicans are committing a war on women,” he said. “[But] someone who takes advantage of a young girl in their office? And then they have the gall to stand up and say ‘Republicans are having a war on women?’”
Clinton also made headlines last weekend for a New York Times Sunday Magazine piece about him, in which sources close to the former President said he was upset about being held in lower regard than Ronald Reagan.