DNC Chief: Republican Focus on Hillary, Bill & Monica Part of ‘War on Women’

February 17, 2014 - 2:57 PM

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D.-Fla.) (AP photo/Charles Dharapak)

(CNSNews.com) -- Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said news stories about Hillary Clinton’s reaction to Bill Clinton’s affair with intern Monica Lewinsky in the 1990s, when he was president, are “offensive” and added that the  Republican focus on the Clintons’ “personal, private family business” is part of the “war on women.”

On MSBNC’s “Jansing and Co.” on February 12, the DNC Chairwoman was asked about the recently released private papers belonging to the Clintons’ friend Diane Blair that “reveal conversations about the Monica Lewinsky affair.”

“Some Republicans including Rand Paul and Reince Priebus say, ‘this is all fair game here.’ Are they right here?” Richard Lui asked.

Wasserman Schultz said, “It’s stunning that the Republican leadership is so obsessed with Hillary Clinton and anyone’s personal, private, family business that they would dredge up 20-year-old issues like that is not only not-fair game, it’s offensive, and I think it’s just another example of their ability to alienate women across this country.”

“And in the war on women, it’s just another opportunity for us to show that Republicans just don’t get it, and that’s why we’re going to continue to win women and it will matter in 2014 and in 2016,” Wasserman Schultz said.