Bill Clinton recently made headlines for his shockingly bad response to Monica Lewinsky. Now he’s back at it again, defending fellow Democratic sexual harasser Al Franken.
“I assume you think that what happened with you was more serious than what happened with Senator — former Senator Al Franken. He was driven from office, from the U.S. Senate. So, norms have changed. Do you think that’s a good thing?” asked PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff.
While Clinton said overall it is a good thing, he added in A LOT of caveats. “Well, in general, I think it’s a good thing, yes,” started Clinton, before arguing in defense of Franken against his accuser.
“I think that — I will be honest — the Franken case, for me, was a difficult case, a hard case. There may be things I don’t know. But I — maybe I’m just an old-fashioned person, but it seemed to me that there were 29 women on ‘Saturday Night Live’ that put out a statement for him, and that the first and most fantastic story was called, I believe, into question,” said Clinton.
“Too late to wade into it now. I mean, I think it’s a grievous thing to take away from the people a decision they have made, especially when there is an election coming up again. But it’s done now, and I think that all of us should just be focusing on how to do better and how to go forward,” he said.