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February 7th, 2014
05:55 PM ET

Roundtable: Rand Paul says Dems are hypocrites for taking money from Bill Clinton

(CNN) - Republican Senator Rand Paul, a man many believe will be running for president in 2016, is digging into the political vaults to once again accuse former President Bill Clinton of being a "sexual predator."

It's at least the second time this year that Paul has publicly made reference to the Monica Lewinsky scandal of the late 1990s. Now, he's telling Democrats: If you took money from Bill Clinton, you ought to give it back.

"The Democrats can't say, 'Oh we're the great defenders of women's rights in the workplace, and we will defend you against some kind of abusive boss that uses their position of authority to take advantage of a young woman,' when the leader of their party, the leading fundraiser in the country is Bill Clinton who was a perpetrator of that kind of sexual harassment," Paul told CNN. "Anybody who wants to take money from Bill Clinton, or have a fundraiser has a lot of explaining to do. In fact, I think they should give the money back."

Deputy Washington bureau chief for Time Michael Crowley, national political reporter for The Atlantic Molly Ball, and national political columnist for Yahoo! News Matt Bai join "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss.

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