Fiery Doug Schoen: 'Special Place in Hell' for People Like Gillibrand
On "Outnumbered Overtime" today, Doug Schoen slammed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) for saying that Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency over his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
The New York Times asked Gillibrand directly if Clinton should have stepped down after the inappropriate relationship came to light.
"Yes, I think that is the appropriate response," Gillibrand said. "I think things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction."
"Sen. Gillibrand, having accepted endorsements, campaign funding and support for many, many years, to turn on President Clinton gratuitously, boy, I think there's just a special place in hell for people like that," Schoen, a former adviser to Clinton, said.
He said that Bill and Hillary Clinton probably did more to help Gillibrand than anyone else, yet she turned on them as soon as she saw that they presented no benefit to her in a prospective 2020 presidential run.
"Sen. Gillibrand to have jumped to answer that question made a profound mistake as an opportunist," Schoen said.
He said it will hurt her politically, because former President Clinton is still one of the most popular figures in the Democratic Party.
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