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Paul invokes Bill Clinton’s intern scandal

Updated Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 | 1:20 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul is defending his fellow Republicans against criticism that the GOP is out-of-touch on women's issues by reminding voters that it was a Democratic president who had an affair with a White House intern.

The Kentucky Republican on Sunday said Democrats should remember President Bill Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky in the 1990s before talking about the GOP stance on women's issues such as contraception, abortion rights and equal pay.

Paul's remarks come as he weighs a presidential campaign in 2016 — an endeavor that could bring him face to face with former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, if she, too, decides to run for the White House.