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Bill Clinton Questions, Sen. Al Franken Sexual Harassment Allegations
Former President Bill Clinton was recently in a discussion with PBS about former Senator Al Franken, changing “standards” “what can you do to someone against their will.”
Clinton, who was accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct dating back decades, and said he thought it was a “good thing, that we all have higher demands.”
Franken, the democratic senator from Minnesota, his resignation from office in 2017, several allegations of sexual misconduct and a counter-reaction from some Democrats.
“I think the standards have really changed in terms of what you can do to someone against his will, how much can the amount of your place, make you unhappy at work,” Clinton said, according to a clip posted by real clear politics. “You don’t have to physically attack someone you, you know, uncomfortable at work or at home or in their other — just to walk around. I think this is good.”
The comments met with widespread criticism.
“This guy… Bill Clinton, maybe you should just stop talking. The coarse tweeted!” conservative commentator Kayleigh McEnany.
This guy… Bill Clinton, maybe you should just stop talking. This is gross! https://t.co/AOmTUTT97E
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) 11. June 2018
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman classified Clinton’s remarks as “hellish atmosphere”, while the times ” national political correspondent, Alex Burns, says “quite the turn of phrase.”
“The standards have changed, what you can do to someone against their will” is a hell of a mood https://t.co/wjOwGsxiTo
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) 11. June 2018
And this is quite the turn of phrase pic.twitter.com/JZjl4t9WKs
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) 11. June 2018
“Old Bill Clinton claimed in his own way:” I’m a terrible person, but you chose me twice’ is the most honest that Bill Clinton, the former MSNBC producer Matt Stoller, responded to Burns’ tweet.
Old Bill Clinton claimed in his own way: “I’m a terrible person, but you chose me twice’ is the most honest Bill Clinton. https://t.co/pDWmXvUfh4
— Matt Stoller (@Matthew great) 11. June 2018
“Say, you tweeted that calm, according to the” Daily Beast reporter Lachlan Markay.
They say the quiet loud https://t.co/fJrVe1j6UA
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) 11. June 2018
The comments come on the heels of controversial comments by the 42nd President last week in reference to his affair with the former White house Intern Monica Lewinsky. In this NBC interview, Clinton on the defensive when asked about Lewinsky, and went on to say that he has nothing to owe her an apology. He later apologized.
Also in the interview with PBS, Clinton, the Swiss franc situation was “a difficult case, a hard case, it was said.”
“There may be things I don’t know. But I — maybe I’m just a fuddy-Duddy, but it seemed to me that she is put out of 29 women were on ‘Saturday Night Live’, a statement for him, and that the first and the fantastic story called, I think, is in question,” he said.
“Too late to wade in it now,” he continued. “I mean, I think it is a hard thing to be away from people for a decision you have made, especially when it comes to a choice again. But it is finished now.
“And I think that all of us just focus on how to make it better and how to go forward.”
Matt Richardson is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @MRichardson713.