Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain MORE said Sunday that attacks against her husband over past infidelities and allegations of sexual abuse “won’t work,” calling them a “dead end” and a “blind alley” for her rivals.

Speaking Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," Clinton was asked to respond to an ad released last week by GOP front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment MORE in which he sought to highlight Bill ClintonBill ClintonGOP rep: North Korea wants Iran-type nuclear deal Lawmakers, pick up the ball on health care and reform Medicaid The art of the small deal MORE’s affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinskey.

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“If he wants to engage in personal attacks from the past, that’s his prerogative. So be it,” Clinton said, vowing that she’d continue to run as a women’s rights candidate on issues such as equal pay and abortion rights.

Trump has argued that Clinton doesn’t have moral standing to run as a women’s rights candidate, alleging that she sought to bully into silence Bill Clinton’s accusers of sexual impropriety.

The attacks have spurred debate about whether the Clintons’ personal life is fair game. Several other Republican presidential candidates, and even Clinton’s rival for the Democratic nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight MORE, have criticized the former president for his behavior towards women.

It comes as Bill Clinton has played a more visible role in his wife's presidential campaign. On the campaign trail, both have sought to deflect questions over his past by refusing to engage with Trump.

Clinton on Sunday called that avenue of attack a “dead end.”

“It’s been fair game going back to the Republicans for some years,” Clinton said. “They can do it again if they want to, that will be their choice as to how to run in this campaign. It didn’t work before, it won’t work again because people are focused on not the past, but the future.”

“They can do whatever they want, more power to them,” she added. “I think it’s a dead-end, a blind alley for them, but let them go. I’m going to talk about the differences between us because I think that’s what Americans care about.”