Hillary Clinton: Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky Wasn't An Abuse of Power
Lewinsky 'was an adult,' says former first lady.
Hillary Clinton said her husband's mid-90s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power.
During the "CBS Sunday Morning" interview, the former secretary of state added that then-President Clinton was right not to resign in the wake of the scandal.
"Absolutely not," she told CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil, before simply replying "No, no" about whether he abused his power as commander-in-chief.
Clinton added that Lewinsky, who was 22 when the affair occurred, "was an adult" during the relationship.
Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh said Monday on America's Newsroom that she sees a double standard when it comes to, conversely, asking men to hold women accountable for their behavior.
"The double standard of holding women accountable for other peoples' behavior isn't fair," she said.
Clinton’s remarks came after she wouldn't compare her husband's actions with Lewinsky with the accusations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
GOPAC chairman David Avella said that the Clintons believe they follow a different set of laws than the rest of America.
"Every utterance that Hillary Clinton has made since her White House run confirms why she wasn't going to be elected President of the United States," Avella said.
Watch the discussion from America's Newsroom above.