Meet the Press   |  January 26, 2014

Rand Paul on Hillary Run

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul talks about Hillary Clinton's potential 2016 run for president and whether her husband's transgressions will impact the race.

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>> whoever the republican nominee is there's a good chance as we look at it now one within candidate on the democratic side will have a lot of momentum whether she gets the nomination or not, we don't know, is hillary clinton . an interesting profile in "vogue" magazine including this analysis. while her husband jokes meaning you that his gut feeling is that hillary clinton will not run for president, is a good thing since all the polls show her trouncing any opponent. kelly the wife of rand paul practically cuts him off to say clinton's relationship with with monika lewinsky should complicate his return to the white house . are these issues something that you think will be fair game and an appropriate. part of a campaign should she be the nominee?

>> you know, i mean the democrats, one of their big issues is they've concocted and said republicans are committing a war on women. one of the workplace laws and rules that i think are good is that bosses shouldn't prey on young interns in their office. and i think really the media seems to have given president clinton a pass on this. he took advantage of a girl that was 20 years old and an intern in his office. there is no excuse force that. and that is predatory behavior and it should had something we shouldn't want to associate with people who would take advantage of a young girl in his office. this isn't having an fair. i mean, this isn't me saying he's had an affair. we shouldn't talk to him. someone who takes advantage of a young girl in their office? really. then they have the gall to stand up and say republicans are having a war on women? so yes, i think it's a factor. it's not hillary's fault.

>> but it should be an issue.

>> but it is i an factor in judging bill clinton in history.

>> right, but is it something hillary clinton should be judged on if she were a candidate in 2016 ?

>> no, i'm not saying that. this is with regard to the clintons and sometimes it's hard to separate one from the other. but i would say that with regard to his place in history, that it certainly is a discussion and i think in my state, you know, people tend to sort of frown upon that. we wouldn't be -- if there were someone in my community who did that, they would be socially -- we would disassociate from somebody who would take advantage of a young woman in the workplace.