Mayor Bill de Blasio says if Bill Clinton were president today, he would have to resign because of the sexual harassment allegations made against him.
“If it happened today there would have been a very different reaction. There’s no question,” de Blasio said.
The mayor is the second prominent Democrat to say Clinton would have been forced to resign had the Monica Lewinsky scandal happened today. Last week, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was the first to say he would have had to step down.
“I don’t think you can rework history. I think if it happened today – if any president did that today, they would have to resign,” de Blasio said.
The mayor’s comments are significant, because he was the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s Senate run in 2000. He was also a supporter of hers during the 2016 presidential election.
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