Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton defended her husband on CBS when asked if former President Bill Clinton should have resigned over sexual misconduct allegations — and “The View” hit back at Clinton’s comment.
During the interview, Clinton said her husband “absolutely” should not have resigned over his affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky because “she was an adult.”
Co-host Joy Behar first started by comparing Clinton’s remark to Republicans.
“What she just did is exactly what the Republicans do: They change the subject,” Behar said. “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,'” co-host Abby Huntsman followed.
Behar called it “whataboutism.”
Watch “The View” take on Clinton’s comments below:
“This highlights to me, I think, why some people struggled to vote for her because you can’t have it both ways in her position.
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.”
“I just don’t think she can have it both ways, and she continues to try and do this,” Huntsman continued.
She then pointed out that Clinton tries to be empowering to women; however, she ignored the women coming out against her husband.
Fellow co-host Meghan McCain listed off harsh comments Clinton made about her husband’s accuser, including one in which Clinton supposedly called Lewinsky a “narcissistic looney tune.”
McCain also urged Democrats to “move on from the Clintons.”
Others also didn’t agree with Clinton:
yeah its not like she was an intern and he was the president of the united states
— Henry Cornell (@vidoegames) October 14, 2018
I respect you, Hillary, & I voted for you, but you’re not helping. Could you & Bill PLEASE disappear until after the midterms? In fact, until after November 2020?
— Lynn Esta Goldman (@LynnEstaGoldman) October 14, 2018
Clinton was her 49-year-old boss (and POTUS) and @MonicaLewinsky was a 22-year-old intern. It *was* an abuse of power. This actually shouldn't be so hard.
Hillary isn't responsible for what her husband did, but she should be able to recognize it as an abuse of power. https://t.co/SQfECSwor2
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) October 15, 2018
Watch Clinton’s CBS interview below:
During the CBS interview, Clinton dodged the questions surrounding her husbands own sexual misconduct allegations during his presidency to ask about allegations made against President Donald Trump.