Democrats championing efforts to fight sexual misconduct as part of their 2018 election platform reportedly hope to keep one of the party’s biggest past attractions off the campaign trail — former President Bill Clinton.
Clinton’s history of misconduct allegations surfaced repeatedly during his wife’s presidential run, even as then-candidate Donald Trump faced accusations of his own. But in the #MeToo era, Bill Clinton’s conduct has come under renewed scrutiny from fellow Democrats.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., told Politico that Clinton’s presence “just brings up a lot of issues that will be very tough for Democrats.”
Jayapal is a leading voice on Capitol Hill on how Washington should approach sexual harassment, following several allegations against members in recent months.
“I think we all have to be clear about what the #MeToo movement was,” she also said.
Clinton was impeached by the House in 1998 on charges of lying under oath and obstruction of justice in connection with an extra-marital affair with White House intern Monica…