Late-night comedian Stephen Colbert had author James Patterson and Bill Clinton on his Late Show Tuesday night as part of a joint book tour the two are taking around the country. But he wasted no time asking the former president persistent and hard questions about his widely criticized response earlier this week to questions about the way he handled the Monica Lewinsky scandal during his time in office.
“It seems like the spirit of the #MeToo movement is that it doesn’t matter how long ago it happened, examples of men who were not held accountable for their behavior—especially men in power with younger women or people who worked for them—is worthy of being readjudicated,” Colbert said. “It seemed tone-deaf to me because you seemed offended to be asked about this thing, when—in all due respect, sir—your behavior was the most famous example of a powerful man sexually misbehaving in the workplace of my lifetime. And so it doesn’t seem surprising that the question would be asked. Why were you surprised?”
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