Sen. Rand Paul mocked former president Bill Clinton on Tuesday for trying to make himself the victim of his Oval Office affair with intern Monica Lewinsky.
Clinton said during a Monday morning interview on NBC that the public sides with him on the extramarital affair and noted that he left the White House $16 million in debt. (RELATED: Bill Clinton Walks Back Heated Interview About Lewinsky Scandal)
Paul argued that the affair was not consensual because of the power dynamic between Clinton, the President of the United States, and Lewinsky, who was just a 20-year-old intern at the time.
“Bill Clinton epitomizes, sort-of, the aggressor,” the Kentucky Senator asserted. “To tell you the truth, you can’t really have an appropriate consensual relationship with a 20-year-old intern in your office. That is the definition of sexual harassment. It’s the definition of using the power of your office to get something you want and it is always wrong.”
Paul also mocked Clinton for trying to play the victim of the scandal, imitating, “Oh, woe is me and I just barely did anything wrong and I was so bankrupt.”