A Florida GOP official said that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would “go down like Monica Lewinsky” if she debated Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
Bob Sutton, chairman of the Broward County GOP Executive Committee, suggested Clinton would be easy to debate in the general election.
“I think when Donald Trump debates Hillary Clinton she’s going to go down like Monica Lewinsky,” Sutton told the Post.
Kristin Matheny, secretary of the Broward County Republican Party in Sutton’s county, told the Sun Sentinel newspaper that Sutton should apologize.
“As a woman, as a Republican, it’s not what I would have said,” Matheny said. “I don’t endorse it in any way.”
Matheny told the reporter that she hadn’t had time to process Sutton’s comment to assess whether anything other than an apology, such as a resignation, was warranted.
Sutton’s comments came after Trump criticized Clinton for playing the “woman card.” Clinton hit back and said that if fighting for issues that mattered to women meant playing the “woman card,” then “deal me in.”