Ted Lieu Won’t Say If Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned over Lewinsky
BLITZER: "Is it your view that president Clinton should have stepped down at that time given the allegations?"
LIEU: "Yes. I think that is the appropriate response. But I think things have changed today, and I think under those circumstances there should be a very different reaction. And I think in light of this conversation we should have a very different conversation about President Trump and a very different conversation about allegations against him."
BLITZER: "You agree with senator gill I brand that President Bill Clinton should have resigned?"
LIEU: "So, Wolf, I’m a relatively new member of Congress. I was not there during the impeachment pros. I don’t know how I would have voted if I was a member of Congress, but I do know that now we have this issue out in the open. We need to discuss it. We need to remedy it. It is something that for far too long people have not been willing to talk about. And I honor all the victims that have come forward. We need to believe their stories and we need to hold people accountable."
BLITZER: "Senator gill I brand was not a member of the Senate. She wasn’t in Congress at the time of the Monica Lewinski scandal. He was impeached, president Clinton. He was not convicted in the Senate, but he was impeached. A lot of us remember covering that. If you hypothetically if you had been in the house of representatives, you’re saying you’re not sure how you would have voted?"
LIEU: "That’s my — I’m reacting to this as you’re telling me. I don’t know. But what I do know is we need to address this issue head on as something that in the last few months has appeared in public consciousness in a way that’s never happened before. And that’s a good thing. And we need to believe the victims that have come forward. We need to hold people accountable and we need to have investigations into any allegations of sexual harassment or sexual assault."
BLITZER: "Thanks for joining us."
LIEU: "Thank you."