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Rand Paul Really Wants To Make Monica Lewinsky A Problem For Democrats... 16 Years Later

02/07/2014 11:36 am 11:36:54 | Updated Feb 07, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) again called out former President Bill Clinton for the Monica Lewinsky scandal -- which took place 16 years ago -- saying Democrats should return any money raised with his help.

In an interview with C-SPAN set to air Sunday, Paul implied Democrats who claim Republicans are waging a "war on women" are hypocritical if they've worked with Clinton, according to CNN.

"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," Paul said. "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 added.

In January, Paul criticized Clinton for his "predatory behavior" with Lewinsky, later calling the former president a "serial philanderer" in a separate interview. Paul said he was "not so sure" what Clinton's past actions had to do with a potential presidential bid for his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but said "it's hard to separate them."

(h/t CNN)

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