Bill Clinton Claims Sexual Harassment Norms Have 'Changed' Since His Day

Caleb Tolin | June 12, 2018
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Former President Bill Clinton managed to dig his own hole a little deeper in yet another interview about #MeToo, sexual harassment, and Monica Lewinsky.

In his PBS News Hour interview with Judy Woodruff, Clinton was asked whether he sees changes in how the D.C. political circuit handles sexual harassment since Sen. Al Franken’s scandal as change for the better.

“Well, in general, I think it’s a good thing, yes. I think it’s a good thing that we should all have higher standards," he responded.

He continued with, “I think the norms have really changed in terms of, what you can do to somebody against their will, how much you can crowd their space, make them miserable at work.”

Typically doing anything against anyone’s will is deemed pretty inappropriate, but onward and upward.

Clinton also stated, “You don’t have to physically assault somebody to make them, you know, uncomfortable at work or at home or in their other — just walking around. That, I think, is good.”

When asked if Monica Lewinsky paid a higher, harder price for his actions than himself, Clinton responded, “Oh, I don’t know. I think she paid quite a price.”

To remind you, Bill, Lewinsky reported being bullied, slut-shamed, and fell victim to relentless public ridicule. But tell us more about how "you don't know," and how hard your life has been making millions off of speeches and book deals.

Clinton concluded with, “I think that all of us should just be focusing on how to do better and how to go forward.”

Great advice, Bill.

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