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Rand Paul: Dems Should Return Money Raised by ‘Sexual Predator’ Bill Clinton

After calling former president Bill Clinton a “sexual predator,” Kentucky Senator Rand Paul took to the airwaves to demand that any Democrat that Clinton has fundraised for “should give the money back.”

The Paul-Clinton feud goes back to last year when Rand’s wife Kelley characterized Bill Clinton’s sexual scandals as predatory behavior in an interview with Vogue. In an interview on Meet the Press in January, Paul doubled down on his wife’s statements by saying “One of the workplace laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn’t prey on young interns in their office. And I think really the media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this. He took advantage of a girl that was 20 years old and an intern in his office. There is no excuse for that, and it is predatory behavior.”

He went on to say, “And then they have the gall to stand up and say Republicans are having a war on women? So yes, I think it’s a factor. It’s not Hillary’s fault, but it is a factor in judging Bill Clinton and history.”

In a later interview with Newsmax TV, he made sure to clarify that he meant exactly what he said. “Yeah, I mean, a predator — a sexual predator, basically. Repetitive. There’s … at least a half a dozen public women who have come forward. Some of them did sue in the (workplace).”

“If they want to be credible in saying they defend women’s rights in the workplace, they really need to disown and really return any contributions that Bill Clinton’s either raising for people or giving to people.”

In another interview with C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers”, Paul went after Democrats again, saying “They can’t have it both ways. And so I really think that anybody who wants to take money from Bill Clinton or have a fundraiser has a lot of explaining to do. In fact, I think they should give the money back.”

“If they want to take position on women’s rights, by all means do. But you can’t do it and take it from a guy who was using his position of authority to take advantage of young women in the workplace.”

Paul, of course, is one of the top contenders for the 2016 Republican nomination, the winner of which would, almost undoubtedly, have to face Hillary Clinton in the general election.

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  • David William Rutledge

    What does this guy do for a living? He clearly has no ideas, no plan, no clue, no vision, and absolutely nothing to offer. Politicians need to stay focused on current issues, not headlines that are old history. Maybe he could use his skills (?) as editor of a tabloid

  • Finnsmom1

    Well I’m a Female Liberal and believe the Republicans are waging a war on women. I also don’t follow that Clinton is a sexual predator. So what choir are you preaching to Randy? Cuz this one ain’t listening.

  • glogrrl

    Sexual predators prey on unwilling women. I do believe any women
    Clinton was involved with were quite willing. I don’t condone what he did, but Rand Paul doesn’t seem to be upset by many of his fellow Republicans who are either in or out of the closet, or are known to be cheating on their spouses. Let’s keep private sexual lives OUT of the campaign talk. And I’d like to know if Mr. Paul has always trod the straight and narrow in his personal life. Oh, and BTW, Ronald Reagan cheated on his first wife with Nancy Davis, then dumped the wife and married Nancy. Not exactly a perfect record, is it, Rand.

  • ellenhopkins

    I remember (quite short term, even) more than one Republican politician busted for ‘workplace harassment.” Should the Republican party return every donation made to one of those individuals? Can we please move forward, Mr. Paul? I understand courting your base, but for all the press you’ve lately received, there hasn’t been one thing of substance to discuss. Go away now.

  • Grannyb2

    I thought back then, and still do today, that Miss Monica was a GOP plant and that her co conspirator was that Linda person who taped their conversations. Stuff like that just does not happen by chance.

  • Farmergirl

    Rand Paul is so boring!

  • Bob Absher

    Rand Paul is not a disgrace to the GOP, because they (most, but not all) are just like him! But he is a total disgrace to humankind!

  • andacar

    This figment of Rand Paul’s psychotic imagination says as much about the intelligence level of his base as it does about his character.

  • shellbell

    This guy is a giant douchebag! How about the Bush clan give back the money made in EVERY shady oil deal they made with the Bin Laden family? The war mongering jackass that baby Bush was? I guess Randy don’t see it that way?

  • prn007

    Well, since Republicans have been sexually predating (didn’t want to get censored) the country,maybe they should return every cent as it certainly wasn’t consensual.