Former Clinton Administration White House intern Monica Lewinsky told NBC “Today” host Savannah Guthrie that the Democrats impeachment push has personally effected saying she has “become the punchline of a joke a little more than normal,” according to The Hill.
Lewinsky made her comments on Wednesday’s edition of the show when she was asked whether national attention being pointed at impeachment has been hard on her or put her in a “dark place,” thanks to her central role in the last impeachment push in this nation.
“Lewinsky responded that she has found herself to be more sensitive in the last few weeks, adding that all Americans are affected by the process,” The Hill reported.
“Impeachment is a constitutional crisis, right? So obviously it’s much bigger than me, but, am I affected personally? Sure, of course. People are making comparisons to when Bill Clinton was impeached,” Lewinsky said.
“I become the punchline of a joke a little more than normal, and I found myself the last few weeks, I’m certainly more sensitive. Some people in my world might say cranky — needed more self-care — but I think the truth is like if we’re talking seriously about impeachment, we’re all affected in the country,” she continued.
Lewinsky, who was at the center of the Clinton scandal, thanks to her affair with the then president, appears to feel that she was treated unfairly, compared with the treatment being offered to the current administration.
While it would be natural for the scandal-ridden former White House to avoid the spotlight, she has not only written a book, but publically talked about the issues of the day, including that she had a strong reaction to the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, comparing it to former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment scandal.
Lewinsky replied to a tweet from Orin Kerr, a law professor at USC, who believes that the report is being handled in an unprecedented manner.
“Imagine if the Starr Report had been provided only to President Clinton’s Attorney General, Janet Reno, who then read it privately and published a 4-page letter based on her private reading stating her conclusion that President Clinton committed no crimes.”
Imagine if the Starr Report had been provided only to President Clinton's Attorney General, Janet Reno, who then read it privately and published a 4-page letter based on her private reading stating her conclusion that President Clinton committed no crimes.
— Orin Kerr (@OrinKerr) March 27, 2019
Written by Savannah Pointer.