Due to Rand Paul being epically confused about feminism and potentially stuck in 1998, he felt the need to bring up Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky during Thursday's Republican debate. Hey, someone had to make up for Trump not being there, right?
Rand started out strong, saying Hillary is not responsible for Bill's behavior, before turning it around and pretty much saying that she is. "I don't blame Hillary Clinton at all for this. I don't think she's responsible for his behavior," Paul mused, turning our 👀 into a 👍. But then he kept talking. "But I do think her position as promoting women's rights and fairness to women in the workplace, that if what Bill Clinton did, any CEO in our country did, with an intern, they would be fired...The thing is, [Hillary] can't be a champion of women's rights at the same time she's got this that is always lurking out there, this type of behavior. So it is difficult."
Uh, not really, but okay. To be fair to Rand and his curly locks of love, it's actually Trump who's responsible for rehashing Bill's past:
Rand was simply throwing his two cents into the sexist mix, seemingly convinced that women should be held accountable for their husbands' sexual misconduct decades later. It's sweet that the presidential hopeful abides by the "once a cheater, always a cheater" school of thought, but what does that have to do with Hilary's presidential run, or her championship of women? Yep, nothing.
Follow Marie Claire on Instagram for the latest celeb news, pretty pics, funny stuff, and an insider POV.
Marie Claire Newsletter
Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox!
Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Once Saved Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody
The Olsen twins saved the day during a particularly harrowing 'TRL' visit.
By Alicia Lutes
Warby Parker x Emma Chamberlain Makes Me Proud to Wear Glasses
Throwing out all of my contacts.
By Julia Marzovilla
Swifties Are Going Wild With the Easter Eggs in Taylor's Latest Instagram Post
Can you find them all?
By Fleurine Tideman
36 Ways Women Still Aren't Equal to Men
It's just one of the many ways women still aren't equal to men.
By Brooke Knappenberger
How New York's First Female Governor Plans to Fight for Women If Reelected
Kathy Hochul twice came to power because men resigned amid sexual harassment scandals. Here, how she's leading differently.
By Emily Tisch Sussman
Why the 2022 Midterm Elections Are So Critical
As we blaze through a highly charged midterm election season, Swing Left Executive Director Yasmin Radjy highlights rising stars who are fighting for women’s rights.
By Tanya Benedicto Klich
Tammy Duckworth: 'I’m Mad as Hell' About the Lack of Federal Action on Gun Safety
The Illinois Senator won't let the memory of the Highland Park shooting just fade away.
By Sen. Tammy Duckworth
Roe Is Gone. We Have to Keep Fighting.
Democracy always offers a path forward even when we feel thrust into the past.
By Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland, hosts of Pantsuit Politics Podcast
The Supreme Court's Mississippi Abortion Rights Case: What to Know
The case could threaten Roe v. Wade.
By Megan DiTrolio
Sex Trafficking Victims Are Being Punished. A New Law Could Change That.
Victims of sexual abuse are quietly criminalized. Sara's Law protects kids that fight back.
By Dr. Devin J. Buckley and Erin Regan
My Family and I Live in Navajo Nation. We Don't Have Access to Clean Running Water
"They say that the United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Why are citizens still living with no access to clean water?"
By Amanda L. As Told To Rachel Epstein