Bill Clinton Ripped for Saying ‘Norms Have Really Changed’ on Sexual Consent

Former president also says that treatment of Al Franken was “a hard case”

Last Updated: June 11, 2018 @ 2:10 PM

Bill Clinton was criticized for remarks he made during an interview with PBS while on his book tour with James Patterson to promote their book “The President is Missing”

During an interview with Judy Woodruff, the former president observed that the norms surrounding consent had evolved since his time in the White House.

“I think the norms have really changed in terms of, what you can do to somebody against their will,” he said. “You don’t have to physically assault somebody to make them, you know, uncomfortable at work or at home or in their other — just walking around.”

“That, I think, is good,” he added.

Additionally, Clinton responded to a question about former Sen. Al Franken, who was resigned from office after being accused of groping by several women, suggesting that outcome was harsh.

“The Franken case, for me, was a difficult case, a hard case,” the former president said. “There may be things I don’t know. But I — maybe I’m just an old-fashioned person, but it seemed to me that there were 29 women on ‘Saturday Night Live’ that put out a statement for him, and that the first and most fantastic story was called, I believe, into question.”

But it was Clinton’s comments on consent that had many Twitter users squirming.

Check out some of their responses below: