Adrienne Elrod, former director for strategic communications for Hillary for America, brushed aside allegations of sexual misconduct against former president Bill Clinton on Monday.
Elrod was asked during an MSNBC interview to respond to Democratic Sen. Kristen Gillibrand’s assertion that Clinton should have resigned over his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky. Gillibrand said that the type of behavior that Clinton got away with would not be acceptable today.
“Well, I think she’s absolutely right in the sense that society has changed, that there is a culture that allows for a greater conversation about this today,” Elrod said, “but I also think it’s not productive looking backwards, we’ve gotta to look forward here.”
“Anytime we bring President Clinton and what he dealt with in the past into this debate, [it] only detracts from the victims who are coming forward and it takes away from their stories,” she continued. “So I think it’s important to focus on giving these women…that platform and give them that space.”