I never said anything about whether or not Bill should have resigned. My opposition is to her response about whether or not there was an unequal balance of power, or an abuse of power in an employer/employee (in this case intern) relationship. Bill Clinton should have resigned because he was a proven liar, just like Brett Kavanaugh. He lied, until there was evidence (the dress with semen on it), and then he came clean.
Clearly you don’t watch the international news if you think America has the most unfaithful men (and women) holding public office. There are plenty of leaders globally caught up in all types of scandals. One that comes to mind for me is Silvio Berlesconi, the former Italian Prime Minister accused of all sorts of sordid sexual activities, alleged being affiliated with the mafia, some with young and under age girls, while in office. They ran him out of office because guess what, voters did care about his personal behavior, as they should.
In the US State Department’s 2011 Trafficking in Persons report authorized by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Mr. Berlusconi was explicitly named as a person involved in the “commercial sexual exploitation of a Moroccan child.
In any event, should he have stepped down, and whether he abused his power are two different things.
An abuse of power is the act of using one’s position of power in an abusive way. This can take many forms, such as taking advantage of someone, gaining access to information that shouldn’t be accessible to the public, or just manipulating someone with the ability to punish them if they don’t comply. In many instances, it’s possible for a supervisor (the President of the United States of America) to engage in behavior that’s unpleasant or troubling but behavior that doesn’t automatically rise to a level that a court of law would find legally abusive. This was the Clinton and the Lewinsky scandal in my opinion.
Bill clearly abused his power. Look at Bill and Hillary’s career post the sex scandal, and look at Monica Lewinsky’s.
Hillary stayed with her husband for her own benefit, not for America’s. I wouldn’t say she did anything for America. It wasn’t her job to do anything for us. She was just a first lady dealing with fleas her husband brought home to their marital bed.