CNN highlights Pence columns arguing Clinton lies about affair made him unfit to be president

CNN highlights Pence columns arguing Clinton lies about affair made him unfit to be president
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Vice President Pence argued in the 1990s that then-President Clinton should be removed from office because of his affair with a White House intern, as well as his lies to the public regarding the matter. 

Pence made the arguments in a pair of columns that played on a larger theme about how essential morality and integrity were for the position of president.

The columns were reviewed in a new report from CNN's KFile


The report notes that one column, "The Two Schools of Thought on Clinton," was published on the now-defunct website for his radio talk show. The second column, "Why Clinton Must Resign or Be Impeached," was published on the website for his congressional campaign. 

"If you and I fall into bad moral habits, we can harm our families, our employers and our friends," Pence wrote in one of the columns, according to CNN. 

"The President of the United States can incinerate the planet. Seriously, the very idea that we ought to have at or less than the same moral demands placed on the Chief Executive that we place on our next door neighbor is ludicrous and dangerous."

The new revelations appear as Pence remains quiet about the multiple allegations President TrumpDonald John TrumpCorsi sues Mueller for alleged leaks and illegal surveillance Comey: Trump 'certainly close' to being unindicted co-conspirator Trump pushes back on reports that Ayers was first pick for chief of staff MORE faces about extramarital affairs he had with adult-film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal.

The two have also accused Trump of making payments to them for the rights to their stories claiming an affair with Trump. Trump has denied all of the allegations. 

CNN reports that Pence also focused on how Clinton was working as the president when his affair occurred and that he "very likely" committed perjury when he denied having "sexual relations" with Monica Lewinsky during a deposition. 

"Further, the Presidents (sic) repeated lies to the American people in this matter compound the case against him as they demonstrate his failure to protect the institution of the presidency as the 'inspiring supreme symbol of all that is highest in our American ideals.'"