Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rejected comparisons between her husband, Bill, and President Donald Trump because both men have been accused of sexual harassment.
Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday that the situations are “different” because the allegations against former President Bill Clinton were “investigated.”
“Well, there’s a very significant difference and that is the intense, long-lasting, partisan investigation that was conducted in the 90s,” Clinton said. “If the Republicans, starting with President Trump on down want a comparison, they should welcome such an investigation themselves.”
Clinton was presumably referring to the investigations regarding a sexual harassment claim by Paula Jones and Clinton’s affair with intern Monica Lewinsky. Clinton was impeached after allegedly lying under oath about his affair with Lewinsky.
Juanita Broaddrick’s claim that Clinton raped her was not investigated.
“Bill had to be incredibly strong, first to be elected, then to be reelected, and to survive,” Clinton told CNN. “He really believes Democrats have to be tougher and have to stand up to the bullying and intimidation.”
Trump is accused of sexual harassment by 22 women, including former contestants of the Miss USA pageant.