Mitt Romney has said that former President Bill Clinton ’embarrassed the nation’ with the Monica Lewinsky scandal, but doesn’t think it will affect Hillary Clinton’s likely run for president.
‘I think Hillary Clinton, if she becomes a nominee, will have plenty to discuss about her own record,’ Romney said on NBC’s Meet The Press’ on Sunday.
‘I don’t imagine that Bill Clinton is going to be a big part of it.’
According to Yahoo News, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican nominee was asked to comment on the 42nd president in light of the GOP’s recent ‘resurrection’ of the Clinton White House.
‘He embarrassed the nation,’ Romney said of Clinton.
‘He breached his responsibility, I think, as an adult and as a leader in his relationship. And I think that’s very unfortunate.
‘But I don’t think that’s Hillary Clinton’s to explain. She has her own record, her own vision for where she would take the country.
‘And I think that’s something which will be debated extensively during the 2016 campaign.’
Bill Clinton’s sexual relationship with Lewinsky, who at the time was a 22-year-old White House intern, led to his impeachment in 1998 and subsequent trial.