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Rand Paul: Forget the ‘War on Women,’ Let’s Talk About Monica Lewinsky

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), speaks at the 2013 Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council, on October 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. The summit, which goes for three days, is attended by a number of Republican senators and high profile conservative voices in American politics.

Senator and likely 2016 presidential contender Rand Paul thinks the media is paying too much attention to what politicians are doing now, and too little attention to a sixteen-year-old sex scandal. On Sunday morning's Meet the Press, David Gregory asked Paul about the possibility of Hillary Clinton running for president. He also asked about a statement Rand's wife, Kelley, made to Vogue, where she said that Bill Clinton's return to the White House in any capacity should be "complicated" by his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

"The Democrats — one of their big issues is they've concocted this, 'Republicans are committing a war on women,'" Paul replied. "One of the work place laws and rules that I think are good is that bosses shouldn't prey on young interns in their office. I think really the media seems to have given President Clinton a pass on this. He took advantage of a girl that was 20-years-old and an intern in his office. There is no excuse for that and that is predatory behavior."

When Gregory asked Paul if he thought that Hillary's husband's decision to cheat on her with a much younger employee is something she "should be judged on if she were a candidate in 2016," Paul said "no." But, he added, "This was with regard to the Clintons. It's hard enough to separate one from the other." So, basically, don't blame him if he somehow manages to bring this one up again.

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