Sharpton: Rand Paul Trying 'To Do The Monica Lewinsky on the Democrats'

Did Al Sharpton just stumble into some unfortunate phrasing, or did he take an intentionally vulgar shot at Rand Paul?  

On his MSNBC show tonight, discussing the fact that Paul recently raised the most salacious scandal of Bill Clinton's presidency, Sharpton said "Rand Paul is really going to try to do the Monica Lewinsky on the Democrats as a way of countering the war on women that they're doing with legislation and all kinds of things."  I'm inclined to believe the sly Sharpton knew exactly what he was doing.  View the video after the jump.




AL SHARPTON:  You know, Ryan, Senator Rand Paul doubled down on his statements about the the Republican war on women. He told Politico, quote, Republicans are as pro women's rights as any other group out there. If Democrats are going to say otherwise, they need to explain why they defended a guy-- President Clinton he is referring to--who really had his own personal war on women going on. It seems as though Rand Paul is really going to try to do the Monica Lewinsky on the Democrats as a way of countering the war on women that they're doing with legislation and all kinds of things.

Mark Finkelstein
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