Hillary doesn’t have to attack Bill. But she shouldn’t be required to defend or speak for him either.
Her defense of Bill Clinton’s actions stirred up a passionate controversy online with fair points being all around:
private citizen Hillary Clinton sits down for interview, is asked abt *her husband’s* affair 20+ yrs ago.
Trump, sitting US president, sits down for interview is not asked abt his many, many affairs from 10 yrs ago.
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) October 15, 2018
Talking about Lewinsky is clearly difficult for Hillary. It involves her husband. She gets defensive. But until & unless, the Clintons have a coming to Jesus, acknowledge & show remorse for how badly Bill acted, this will keep haunting them. In 2018, ppl don’t look the other way.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) October 15, 2018
Clinton was her 49-year-old boss (and POTUS) and @MonicaLewinsky was a 22-year-old intern. It *was* an abuse of power. This actually shouldn’t be so hard.
Hillary isn’t responsible for what her husband did, but she should be able to recognize it as an abuse of power. https://t.co/SQfECSwor2
— Kirsten Powers (@KirstenPowers) October 15, 2018
I respect my friend @Shakestweetz‘s intellectual honesty here, knowing she has been a fierce Hillary Clinton defender. And I agree when she says “I also strongly disagree with continuing to ask women, be they spouses or co-workers, to answer for the behavior of men. Ask the men.” https://t.co/KjYrYS1zCo
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) October 15, 2018