It’s possible Rosie O’Donnell of ABC’s The View forgot or entirely missed one half of the scandal that tarnished Bill Clinton‘s presidency. Namely, Clinton’s impeachment.
On Tuesday, O’Donnell remarked on a public speech former White House intern Monica Lewinsky gave the day before regarding her role as the mistress in Clinton’s late-90s extramarital affair.
“You know, I love Monica,” O’Donnell said before recalling a time in 2002 when she snubbed Clinton at a public event because she thought he emerged from the sex scandal scar-free while Lewinsky’s reputation suffered.
“If it was a company like GE, he (Clinton) would have been prosecuted,” O’Donnell said. “Because you’re not allowed to have sex with–”
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg jumped in to correct O’Donnell. “He was prosecuted,” she said, referring to the House Republicans who successfully led the impeachment effort against Clinton. “Didn’t we– he was impeached.”
O’Donnell attempted to clarify that a private corporation would have fully fired its chief executive had he been caught having sex with an underling.
In the end, Clinton was, of course, not removed from office.
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