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Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned After Lewinsky Scandal. Look What She Said Last Year.

Oh, really.

On Thursday, interviewed by The New York Times, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D-NY), who succeeded Hillary Clinton as senator from New York, said Bill Clinton should have resigned from the presidency after public revelations of his sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky evidenced in 1998.

When she was asked if Clinton should have resigned, Gillibrand answered, “Yes, I think that is the appropriate response.” Gillibrand’s conscience only bothered her for a moment; she segued to implying that the fact Clinton was not held to account in the past was that sexual harassment was more acceptable in 1998. She stated, “Things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction.”

Then, of course, she deflected to attacking President Trump: “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.”

My, how times have changed. Only last year, Gillibrand lauded Bill Clinton for campaigning for her when she ran for the Senate, gushing, “I was lucky enough to receive guidance and mentorship from Hillary during that run, and was truly honored that President Bill Clinton campaigned for me in my first run for Congress in 2006.”

And, of course, there were these:

Apparently, Bill Clinton was just fine for her as Gillibrand ascended the rungs to power, but now that the bandwagon is growing to hold him accountable for his actions, Gillibrand is leaping on as fast as she can.