Rand Paul Lobs Lewinsky Attack At Bill Clinton
Rand Paul took a harsh line against Bill Clinton on Monday, attacking him with a below-the-belt jab focused on the former president's sexual indiscretions with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
"I'm not sure I would trust a guy who had had sexual relations with an intern," Paul said, responding to Clinton's campaign efforts for his Democratic rival Jack Conway earlier in the day, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. "I mean, do you think he's an honorable person?"
"They complain they want all these workplace rules. Do you think there ought to be a law against having, using the prerogatives of your position and your power of your job, to have relations with an intern? I think that's disgusting. It gets to the point where we discount what he says. He showed himself less than honorable in office."
Earlier in the day, Clinton, speaking at the University of Kentucky, praised Conway and bashed Paul as part of a GOP that was intent on "playing" voters.
"We have a practical progressive common-sense moderate who has actually done things and actually has a plan, running against a man with radical ideas and no record to back it up," Clinton said of the choices for Kentucky Senate.
"[Republicans] left the incoming administration with a $1.2 trillion annual deficit and they're talking about balancing the budget?" said Clinton, according to WAVE. "Give me a break here. There is only one person you can listen to on that and that based on the evidence is me."
The Clintons have been a historically powerful political force in Kentucky. As MSNBC reports, Clinton took the state by wide margins in his successful presidential campaigns in 1992 and 1996, and Hillary Clinton easily defeated then-candidate Barack Obama in the state's presidential Democratic primary in 2008.