Bill Clinton Pushes Back on Gillibrand Saying He Should've Resigned Over Lewinsky Scandal
Former President Bill Clinton responded to 2017 comments by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who said that he should have resigned the presidency during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Clinton told CBS News that he disagrees with her contention, pointing to the new "context" in which she made the statements.
"You know, she’s living in a different context. And she did it for different reasons. So ... I just disagree with her," he said in the interview, which will air in full Sunday morning.
The "Outnumbered" panel said that Gillibrand also said that the affair may have been perceived differently in the 1990s versus during the #MeToo movement of today.
"I didn't know there was a born-on date [for sexual harassment]," Harris Faulkner said.
Melissa Francis said Gillibrand was prepared for the question on Clinton, who she said saw it as the "perfect political opportunity to throw the Clintons under the bus."
"She didn't need them anymore," Francis said.
Clinton staunchly advocated for Gillibrand to be appointed to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by his wife in 2009.
Then-Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.) eventually chose Gillibrand after Caroline Kennedy withdrew from consideration.