AWKWARD: Hillary’s VP Tim Kaine Once Said Bill Clinton Should Resign Over Lewinsky Scandal

Bill Clinton Tim Kaine

Lots of people thought Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency over the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Would you believe one of them was Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine?

The Daily Beast reports:

Tim Kaine Once Said Cheating Politicians Should Resign—Including Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton should have resigned over the Monica Lewinsky scandal—at least, that’s a view Tim Kaine once held.

Kaine’s remark—reported 14 years ago in the Richmond Times-Dispatch in the aftermath of a state-level sex scandal—hasn’t drawn any attention thus far in the 2016 presidential cycle. But it suggests Hillary Clinton’s running mate at one point harbored reservations about the integrity of the man poised to become the country’s first first gentleman.

Kaine commented on the Lewinsky scandal in 2002, when allegations of sexual harassment had rocked the Virginia House of Delegates. The speaker of the house, Vance Wilkins, was a Republican power broker who had just helped his party flip the House and build its majority after Democrats had historically controlled the chamber…

So did Tim Kaine, who was the state’s lieutenant governor at the time. And according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, he said he also believed Bill Clinton should have resigned from the presidency over his own sex scandals.
Here’s what the paper wrote, in a story published June 8, 2002:

If the allegations are true, he should definitely resign,” Kaine said, adding he held the same view about President Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal.

“That is an intolerable way to treat women and it’s not something that the state should be dragged through.”

Isn’t it funny how with all their resources and staff, CNN was unable to dig up this problematic little detail?

They’re too busy trashing Trump to do any actual journalism.


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