Liberal legislators and left-wing activists have had enough of the Clintons and their political baggage; with 2018 hopefuls turning their backs on the Democratic dynasty and saying the couple is “too toxic” to campaign during the upcoming midterm elections.
According to Politico, Democrats looking to capitalize on the growing “Me Too” movement and claim moral high-ground on the sexual harassment scandals sweeping the country are trying to turn the page on Bill Clinton’s sordid history of misconduct and controversies.
“[Bill Clinton] just brings up a lot of issues that will be very tough for Democrats. And I think we all have to be clear about what the #MeToo movement was,” said Rep. Jayapal of Washington, a prominent leader of the House Progressive Caucus.
“I value the assets of what the Clintons can bring. He did a lot for Georgia when he was president,” added Rep. Porter. “He carried Georgia. The personal side that is now being highlighted, we’ll have to measure.”
Clinton insiders claim the former President is too busy working on his upcoming book to stump during the 2018 midterms, adding “President Clinton has been diligently working on his book.”
“He’s also been focused on the work of his foundation,” the insider added. “So, beyond a few requests for support and advice from a few candidates, he hasn’t spent much time on the midterms.”