A CNN panel went off the rails Friday after a conservative guest brought up Hillary Clinton having “victim shamed” Bill Clinton’s accusers.
On “CNN Newsroom With Brooke Baldwin,” the subject of Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual misconduct and marital affairs came up.
Referring to Clinton’s alleged sexual misconduct, conservative guest Carrie Sheffield noted that, “it was case after case after case, and Hillary Clinton, she victim shamed. You want to talk about listening to women? She called Monica Lewinsky who was an intern at the time…”
The panel then descended into crosstalk and arguing.
Zerlina Maxwell interrupted, saying, “I have a problem blaming the women for the men’s behavior. It is not fair to do that. It is not fair to do that.”
Sheffield said, “You should listen to the women…”
Maxwell responded, “Yes, you should, but blaming Hillary Clinton in a conversation about Bill Clinton’s behavior is not appropriate. We should focus on the men’s choices and the men’s behavior, and all men need to reflect upon their behavior, not just famous ones and not just politicians. This is a cultural problem not something that we should just put on Hillary Clinton’s shoulders. She lost to Trump, the guy on tape confessing to assault…”
Sheffield responded, “Okay, Hillary Clinton went after Lewinsky, called her a bimbo…”
Guest Sara Azari defended Bill Clinton saying, “The Monica Lewinsky sex scandal was of an affair with somebody that was of age.”
“Lewinsky has never been an accuser,” she added.