- Hillary Clinton spoke to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in advance of her speaking tour with Bill Clinton
- She said Bill Clinton thinks Democrats have to be ‘tougher’ and will have ‘things to say about his own experience’
- Said there was a ‘very significant difference’ between claims he faced and those confronting President Trump and Brett Kavanaugh
- Said he faced an ‘intense’ and ‘partisan’ investigation and that Republicans ‘should welcome such an investigation themselves’
Hillary Clinton is firmly rejecting the idea that accusations against her husband are anything like the sexual misconduct allegations against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh or President Donald Trump.
The former secretary of state, who is joining with her husband for a joint speaking tour where tickets are going for up to $700 each, referenced independent counsel Kenneth Starr’s investigation during the 1990s that led to impeachment.
She called it an ‘intense’ and ‘partisan probe’ that distinguished it from allegations against Trump and Kavanaugh, who sat as the newest Supreme Court justice Tuesday after weathering sexual assault allegations from high school and college.
Bill Clinton ‘really believes that Democrats have to be tougher and have to stand up to the bullying and the intimidation, so I think he’ll have things to say about his own experience and how it applies here,’ Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
Hillary Clinton is firmly rejecting comparisons between allegations her husband has faced and sexual misconduct allegations against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh or President Donald Trump
‘I will certainly have a lot to say about what’s going on in the world today based on not only my secretary of state years but my travel, and my book, What Happened, which came out in paperback,’ Clinton said, where she writes ‘about these threats to democracy.’
That prompted a follow-up from the veteran CNN journalist, who noted the tour would prompt questions about what the Clintons went through, the 1998 impeachment, and ‘allegations of sexual harassment.’ She asked whether the situations were similar or different.