Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday said that while former President Bill Clinton (D) displayed “predatory behavior” while in office, that shouldn’t reflect on Hillary Clinton if she runs for president in 2016.
“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,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” about Clinton’s relationship with Monica Lewinsky. “Bosses shouldn’t prey on young interns in their office.”
Paul’s wife, Kelley Paul, told Vogue in September that Bill Clinton’s conduct on the White House should be a factor for voters when considering Hillary Clinton for president. While Rand Paul said that Bill Clinton’s behavior with Lewinsky should be considered when judging him, he said it shouldn’t necessarily impact Hillary Clinton’s potential presidential run.
“Yes, I think it’s a factor,” he said, adding that, “no, it’s not Hillary’s fault.”
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