The former communications director for Hillary for America said on Monday that Americans should put former President Bill Clinton’s past alleged sexual crimes behind them.
Appearing on MSNBC, Adrienne Elrod responded to Sen. Kristen Gillibrand’s (D-NY) recent comments that Clinton should have resigned because of his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
"Well, I think she’s absolutely right in the sense that society has changed, that there is a culture that allows for a greater conversation about this today,” Elrod said as she covered for Clinton. “But I also think it’s not productive looking backwards, we’ve got to look forward here.”
Elrod’s comments came just hours after it was revealed that four more women have accused Clinton of sexual assault since he left the White House in 2001 and are reportedly suing him over it.
"Anytime we bring President Clinton and what he dealt with in the past into this debate, [it] only detracts from the victims who are coming forward and it takes away from their stories," Elrod continued. "So I think it's important to focus on giving these women … that platform and give them that space."