Ex-Clinton aide: Gillibrand a ‘hypocrite’ for saying Bill should have resigned

Ex-Clinton aide: Gillibrand a ‘hypocrite’ for saying Bill should have resigned

A former senior adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona The Hill's Morning Report - Trump touts new immigration policy, backtracks on tax cuts Hickenlooper announces Senate bid MORE lambasted Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandOvernight Defense: Two US service members killed in Afghanistan | Trump calls on other nations to take up fight against ISIS | Pentagon scraps billion-dollar missile defense program Sanders targets gig economy as part of new labor plan Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill MORE (D-N.Y.) on Twitter for saying former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonPoll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona Ben Shapiro: No prominent GOP figure ever questioned Obama's legitimacy The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump tries to reassure voters on economy MORE should have resigned following the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

"Ken Starr spent $70 million on a consensual blowjob. Senate voted to keep POTUS WJC. But not enough for you @SenGillibrand? Over 20 yrs you took the Clintons’ endorsements, money, and seat. Hypocrite," Philippe Reines wrote on Twitter.

Ken Starr was the independent counsel who investigated Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky scandal and Whitewater investigation. The probe cost $70 million.
 

Reines made the comment after Gillibrand told reporters Thursday that Bill Clinton should have resigned. 

When asked by The New York Times if Bill Clinton, who stayed in office after his relationship with the former intern was revealed, should have resigned, Gillibrand said “yes.”

“I think that is the appropriate response,” she told the Times.

Bill Clinton engaged in a sexual relationship with Lewinsky, who was 22 at the time, between 1995 and 1996. It was revealed in 1998.

Bill Clinton denied the inappropriate relationship, but later admitted it occurred, which lead to the Republican-controlled House voting to impeach him in 1998. He was later acquitted of the charges in the Senate and remained in office.

Gillibrand's comment comes amid revelations of sexual harassment and assault in Congress, including allegations against Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenNative American advocates question 2020 Democrats' commitment Reid says he wishes Franken would run for Senate again Al Franken urges Trump to give new speech after shootings: 'Try to make it sound like you're sincere, even if you're not' MORE (D-Minn.), who was accused Thursday of groping and inappropriately kissing Leeann Tweeden, a radio host and former sports commentator, in 2006.

Gillibrand, along with Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), introduced legislation Wednesday that would overhaul policies to combat and report complaints of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.