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Friday, February 16, 2018

Dems: Bill Clinton too toxic to campaign in midterms

One of the party's top surrogates has been effectively sidelined by the #metoo movement.

Democrats are looking to embrace the #MeToo moment and rally women to push back on President Donald Trump in the midterms—and they don’t want Bill Clinton anywhere near it.

In a year when the party is deploying all their other big guns and trying to appeal to precisely the kind of voters Clinton has consistently won over, an array of Democrats told POLITICO they’re keeping him on the bench. They don’t want to be seen anywhere near a man with a history of harassment allegations, as guilty as their party loyalty to him makes them feel about it.

“I think it’s pretty tough,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), vice chair of the House Progressive Caucus and one of the leading voices in Congress demanding changes in Washington’s approach to sexual harassment. His presence “just brings up a lot of issues that will be very tough for Democrats. And I think we all have to be clear about what the #MeToo movement was.”


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bill Clinton is only 71. He looks much older and sickly. I am female and I am fed up with @metoo movement. After all these years you know come forward. Some of you knew what you were doing to be a success in your job especially in Hollywood. For the rest of you "he touched me" just doesn't cut it. In need of attention are we or is it $$$$$.