Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine said on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday that he didn’t believe it was relevant to the current presidential race whether or not he called on Bill Clinton to resign during the Monica Lewinsky controversy.
In 2002, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that Kaine had told reporters that he wanted Clinton to resign during the sex scandal. When that story resurfaced earlier this year, Kaine’s spokespeople questioned whether the Times-Dispatch story was accurate, noting that other reporters that were present reported on his remarks differently.
“Is that describing your view accurately?” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked of the story. “And if so, is that at all relevant, do you think?”
“Not my feelings back in the ’90s,” Kaine responded. “We’re in 2016 now, and there are two names on the ballot for president: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And that’s the choice that voters have to make.”
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