Bill Clinton’s political career has been defined by his involvement in scandals with other women.
Now Clinton is involved in a feud with the last woman he ever wanted to fight with.
And in one interview, Clinton’s trouble with women just took a big time turn for the worse.
New York Senator Kirstin Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Clinton in the Senate.
Gillibrand was a reliable Clinton ally in the 2016 general election.
But once Clinton was cast into the dustbin of history after her defeat, Gillibrand – who previously demonstrated she was a political opportunist with the best of them when she flip-flopped on her support for gun rights – cast her loyalty to the Clintons aside in order to position herself for a 2020 Presidential campaign.
In the wake of the bombshell revelations that Hollywood producer – and close Clinton confidant – Harvey Weinstein was a serial predator, Gillibrand sought to cast herself as the champion of the emerging #MeToo movement.
Gillibrand threw Bill Clinton under the bus to prove how seriously she took accusations of sexual misconduct against powerful men.
The New York Times asked Gillibrand in an interview if Clinton should have resigned, and she flatly stated, “Yes, I think that is the appropriate response.”
In the same interview, Gillibrand explained her reasoning saying, “Things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction, and I think in light of this conversation, we should have a very different conversation about President Trump, and a very different conversation about allegations against him.”
Of course critics pointed out that Gillibrand’s reasoning was driven by political opportunism.
But Gillibrand freely admitted her only interest in speaking out against Bill Clinton was to establish her authority to demand voters throw Donald Trump out of office when she runs for President in 2020.
Bill Clinton is set to be interviewed by CBS this weekend and he will be asked about Gillibrand’s remarks.
According to the Daily Beast, who obtained a transcript of the interview Clinton conducted with CBS Sunday Morning, Clinton is set to dismiss Gillibrand’s attack on his conduct as President. Clinton states, “You have to—really ignore what the context was, But, you know, she’s living in a different context. And she did it for different reasons. So, I—but I just disagree with her.”
But Gillibrand was the canary in the coal mine.
For the first time in his life, Bill Clinton will be on the sidelines of an election.
No Democrat wants to be seen with him on the campaign trail this November.
Gillibrand spoke for Democrats across the country by sending the message that Bill was no longer a welcome force in Democrat Party politics.
If Democrats are going to seize control of Congress this November, feminists, single women, and suburban wives will be the cornerstone of their coalition.
Bill Clinton is a problematic figure for voters in the age of “believe the women.”
In light of Harvey Weinstein, the accusations of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment that dogged Clinton throughout his Presidency are not so easy to sweep aside.
Every candidate who appears with Clinton would likely be grilled about their stance on the accusations against him. It would drown out their political message and depress voter turnout from key constituencies.
Bill Clinton may not have been held accountable as President for mistreating women.
But Clinton – as evidenced by Gillibrand stabbing him in the back now that she no longer can benefit from him politically – will not escape unscathed.