Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sidestepped a question Wednesday on NBC’s “Morning Joe” about whether former president Bill Clinton should have resigned after his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
"Should Bill Clinton have left office after having an affair with a much younger staffer in the White House?" host Mika Brzezinski asked.
"Oh, I don't know," Warren replied. "I can't go back and litigate the 1990s."
"Did the 1990s get us here though, to an extent?" Brzezinski wondered.
"Of course it did," Warren conceded. "But I don't have the time machine to go back and change the '90s. All I can do is change this world going forward."
Many have revisited the way the media and Democrats initially reacted to Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky. Another 2020 Democratic presidential contender, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), told The New York Times in 2017 that Clinton should’ve resigned over the incident.
Prior to that question, Warren had no hesitation in saying she didn't consider Vice President Mike Pence an "honorable man."
"Anyone who engages in the kind of homophobia and attacks on people who are different from himself is not an honorable person," she claimed, "that's not what honorable people do."
Warren's remarks on Pence follow former Vice President Joe Biden, another potential 2020 contender, calling Pence a "decent guy" last month while speaking at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Biden later partially walked back his praise of Pence on Twitter.
You’re right, Cynthia. I was making a point in a foreign policy context, that under normal circumstances a Vice President wouldn’t be given a silent reaction on the world stage.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 28, 2019
But there is nothing decent about being anti-LGBTQ rights, and that includes the Vice President.