The ladies of “The View” Monday pushed back against Hillary Clinton’s defense of Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct accusations from her interview over the weekend.
Their comments came during a discussion about the former Democratic presidential nominee’s appearance on CBS “Sunday Morning.” Hillary was asked in the era of #MeToo if it had changed her feelings about then-President Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and if she thought he should have resigned.
She answered, “Absolutely not.” And when pressed further if she thought it was an abuse of power, she turned the conversation towards President Donald Trump.
“I have to say that what she just did is exactly what the Republicans do,” co-host Joy Behar said. “They change the subject. So that’s why we never get anywhere in the discourse.”
“You know you have a bad argument when your immediate response is, ‘well, they were worse’ and you don’t acknowledge it,” co-host Abby Huntsman added. “This highlights to me I think why some people struggled to vote for her was because you can’t have it both ways in her position which is exactly what you want.”
You can’t put yourself on a pedestal and be a leader for the feminist movement and at the same time refuse to acknowledge the reality that you’ve lived with for all these years and to stand by your husband. But call it for what it is and call it out for being wrong and for being bad all those years. I just don’t think she can have it both ways and she continues to try and do this.
“But Juanita Broaddrick claims that Hillary tried to intimidate her into silence,” McCain interjected. “Kathleen Wiley claims the Clintons tried to intimidate her into not telling the truth. She [Hillary] called Monica Lewinsky a narcissistic looney tune. Gennifer Flowers some failed cabaret singer. There’s a whole list of things, that she was also involved in the cover-up of the bimbo eruptions, if you read George Stephanopoulos’ book.” (RELATED: Juanita Broaddrick Responds To Hillary Clinton’s Comments About How Accusations Of Sexual Assault Against Bill Are ‘Different’)
“I just think with Hillary in particular, first of all, she’s the gift that keeps on giving for Republicans,” she added. “Democrats have got to move on from the Clintons.”