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 ClintonConservatives pound BuzzFeed, media over Cohen report BuzzFeed story has more to say about media than the president Trump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier MORE lambasted Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Ocasio-Cortez speaks about 'justice' at Women's March 2020 Democrats barnstorm the country for MLK weekend MORE (D-N.Y.) on Twitter for saying former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBuzzFeed story has more to say about media than the president Agency function is tied to how people feel about their job — that's bad news for USDA research 5 myths about William Barr 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 FrankenBill Maher defends Bernie Sanders campaign over sexual harassment allegations Gillibrand defends calling for Franken to resign during stop in Iowa Dem voters split on importance of women atop the ticket in 2020 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.