Sunny Hostin argued on Monday that former President Bill Clinton was impeached because of his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
The conversation began with Meghan McCain talking about the two past presidents who were impeached — Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson — and she said that she didn’t see impeachment in the cards for President Donald Trump.
“I know that I’m getting this hysteria alarm every morning and I’m trying to delineate what’s fact and what’s not fact,” she explained. “Is there enough smoke that there’s potentially something there? Yes, of course. Do I believe we’re on the path to impeachment? Absolutely not.”
“I disagree with that,” Hostin argued, “especially since I’ve been watching the Clinton affair on A&E. Real juicy. Clinton was impeached for having an affair with Monica Lewinsky.”
Joy Behar quickly called her out, pointing out that the affair was not the reason Clinton was impeached. “No — for lying,” she said.
“But it was really for having an affair,” Hostin repeated.
“And lying about it,” her co-hosts chimed in again.
“And lying about it,” Hostin corrected. “If that rises to ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ you best believe that what Trump has done in directing Michael Cohen to commit a federal crime, that rises to the level.” (RELATED: Bill Clinton Appears To Have Forgotten He Was Impeached)
The House Judiciary Committee voted in December of 1998 to advance four articles of impeachment against Clinton, “accusing him of lying under oath, obstructing justice and abusing his presidential power in an effort to conceal a sexual relationship with Lewinsky.” When those articles were put to a vote, the House passed only the two regarding lying under oath and obstruction of justice.”