Kaine had "feelings of disappointment" after Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandal

By  | 

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Tim Kaine was in Cedar Rapids, Tuesday to talk about Hillary Clinton's economic views. But, the VP nominee also faced questions on something he said about Bill Clinton back in 2002.

US Department of Education - CC BY 2.0 - MGN

A local paper interviewed the Democrat after an alleged sex scandal involving a Virginia politician. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Kaine told the paper he felt President Clinton should have resigned following the Monica Lewinsky sex-scandal.

KCRG asked if Kaine still felt that way.

“I had some feelings of disappointment, back then.” said Kaine. “That’s now 20 years. Now I'm thinking about, ‘what do we do to help this country be strong?’ Past controversies don't have anything to do with that question."

Kaine spoke to a crowd of around 300, for about 40 minutes at Kirkwood Community College rec center. About a third of that speech focused on attacking Republican Donald Trump.