Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulCongress must end American support for Saudi war in Yemen Black men get longer prison sentences than white men for same crimes: study Sarah Palin on sexual harassment: 'People know I'm probably packing' so they 'don't mess with me' MORE (R-Ky.) on Friday knocked former President Clinton as a “throwback to a sort of troglodyte time,” where men took advantage of women in the workplace.

Speaking to The Hill prior to his appearance at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Paul defended his recent attacks on the former president, who he’s criticized as a “sexual predator.” He’s also called for Democrats to return donations raised or contributed by Clinton. 

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“It is quite hypocritical that a party that says they’re great defenders of women in the workplace supports a guy who violated all of those pledges, all of those promises that the workplace is a safer place for women than it has been in the past,” he said. "He's a throwback to a sort of troglodyte time, where men did whatever they wanted to women in the workplace."

He said he believes it’s “fair game for Democrats to have to defend” Clinton, since they lean on him heavily for fundraising and campaigning help. 

Clinton is expected to be a useful figure for the party this election cycle, as he remains a popular Democratic leader, even as President Obama’s unpopularity threatens to drag down some vulnerable Democrats. 

Clinton recently campaigned in Kentucky for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, the likely general election opponent to Sen. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellAlabama election has GOP racing against the clock McConnell PAC demands Moore return its money Klobuchar taking over Franken's sexual assault bill MORE (R-Ky.), who Paul has endorsed.

Paul’s criticism of the former president has been interpreted by many as a preemptive volley in his probable campaign for president in 2016, when Democrats are expected to nominate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Pelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill MORE to run.

He said, however, he doesn’t believe Clinton’s indiscretions should disqualify his wife from the presidency. 

However, “not sending reinforcements into Benghazi should disqualify her,” he said.