Former Secretary of State and potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Monday night that U.S. Sen. Rand Paul can bring up the affair President Bill Clinton had with Monica Lewinsky, but she warned that Paul will also be scrutinized if he runs for the White House.
In an interview with ABC News anchor Dianne Sawyer, Clinton was asked about Paul’s remarks this year about the former president’s affair. Paul has leaned into criticisms of the former first couple, accusing Bill Clinton of “predatory behavior.”
Sawyer noted in her interview with Clinton that Paul “said it’s fair game to talk about Monica Lewisnky, said it’s fair game to talk about how bosses treat people.”
“You know, he can talk about whatever he wants to talk about,” Clinton said. “And if he decides to run, he’ll be fair game too for everybody.”
At least one top Democratic operative seemed eager to get in on that game.
Jim Messina, President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, tweeted Tuesday morning: “I’m even more excited for World Cup kickoff than I am thinking @SenRandPaul being the R ’16 nominee! Both are great!”