- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul is keeping up his assault on President Clinton, saying Tuesday that Mr. Clinton is a bad role model for women’s rights and that Democratic candidates ought to be “a little embarrassed” to be seen with him.

“I think the Democrats mistake Bill Clinton’s popularity,” Mr. Paul told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “We have a lot of conservative Democrats in our state who go to church each week and really don’t approve of his behavior — what he’s done with women, with sexual harassment in the workplace.”

The comments came after Mr. Clinton made a campaign stop for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky against GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Though Mr. Paul said if he were Mrs. Grimes, he’d return any money given by Mr. Clinton, the former president’s behavior per se isn’t so much an issue.

“It’s really an issue about whether you want him as a leader in your party. It doesn’t directly reflect on Hillary, but it is a little hard to escape the association and that he’s a big fundraiser,” Mr. Paul said. “I think he’s a bad role model for the workplace, for women’s rights, for all of that, and I think really, frankly they ought to be a little embarrassed to be associated or being seen with him.”