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Rand Paul: Democrats should be embarrassed to be seen with Bill Clinton

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., thinks Democrats should be embarrassed to be seen with former President Clinton because of his history of mistreating women.

"It's really an issue about whether or not you want him as a role model or you want him as a leader in your party," Paul said on Fox News on Tuesday, citing Clinton's personal history.

Paul suggested that Alison Lundergan Grimes, Sen. Mitch McConnell's Democratic challenger for the Senate, should not have campaigned with Clinton in Kentucky on Tuesday or allowed him to raise money for her.

"I would return any money that was associated with Bill Clinton because I think he's a bad role model for the workplace, for women's rights, for all of that; and I think really, frankly, I think that they should be a little embarrassed to be associated or to be seen with him," he said.

Paul said that his comments against Clinton had less to do with his wife Hillary Clinton, even though it was "difficult to escape the association" between the two.

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