In the year since the Harvey Weinstein story broke and the #MeToo movement took center stage, many women (and men) have spent time reflecting on events of the past and how they might be perceived if they happened today. We saw this most recently during the Brett Kavanaugh nomination hearings, when Christine Blasey Ford's testimony drew obvious comparisons to Anita Hill's during the Clarence Thomas hearings, back in 1991.
Another public figure who has been subjected to this reassessment is former President Bill Clinton, who, when asked about #MeToo this summer, said he doesn't "agree with everything." Now his wife, Hillary Clinton, has weighed in on the matter. On CBS' Sunday Morning, Clinton was asked about her husband's relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky more than 20 years ago, and whether it should have led to his resignation. Her answer: "Absolutely not."
But it is the follow-up to the initial question that many see as problematic.
"It wasn't an abuse of power?" asks CBS News' Tony Dokoupil. "No," says Clinton. Dokoupil continues, "There are people who look at the incidents of the nineties and they say, 'A president of the United States cannot have a consensual relationship with an intern; the power imbalance is too great.'" Clinton interjects, "Who was an adult."