Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday appeared completely unprepared to answer questions about former President Bill Clinton’s recent controversial comments about Monica Lewinsky, the former intern he seduced in the White House.
Clinton was recently asked by NBC News if he owed Lewinsky an apology for his behavior and the former president responded, “No, I do not -- I have never talked to her. But I did say publicly on more than one occasion that I was sorry. That's very different.”
Asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo to respond to Clinton’s remarks and its connection to the current #MeToo movement, Schumer refused to answer.
“Not getting into that,” Schumer said. “I think it’s irrelevant to what we need to talk about.”
Visibly surprised, Cuomo asked Schumer if he was saying #MeToo was “irrelevant.”
“No, #MeToo is important,” he responded. “What Bill Clinton said, the public can judge for themselves.”
However, Cuomo didn’t let the Democrat off the hook, asking, “How are both of those things true at the same time, senator?”
“They are true at the same time because you judge the person by their own actions, plain and simple,” Schumer said.
Ironically, Schumer didn’t seem to realize that’s exactly what Cuomo was trying to get him to do in regards to Clinton’s recent and past actions.
It’s likely that Schumer will find himself starring in a future GOP political ad.
Watch Clinton's recent remarks about Lewinsky via NBC below: