Bill Clinton is at it again.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Former president Bill Clinton called Congress' impeachment of him an "egregious" abuse of the Constitution and challenged those who say history will judge him poorly because of his White House tryst with Monica Lewinsky.
Speaking at an academic conference examining his presidency here Thursday, Clinton challenged historian Douglas Brinkley's comments in a newspaper interview that Clinton would be deemed a great president were it not for his impeachment.
"I completely disagree with that," Clinton said in his speech at Hofstra University. "You can agree with that statement, but only if you think impeachment was justified. Otherwise, it was an egregious abuse of the Constitution and law and history of our country."
Clinton was acquitted by the Senate of perjury and obstruction of justice at his 1999 impeachment trial, which he argued was not about what he called his "misconduct."
"Now if you want to hold it against me that I did something wrong, that's a fair deal," he said.
"If you do that, then you have a whole lot of other questions, which is how many other presidents do you have to downgrade and what are you going to do with all those Republican congressmen, you know, that had problems?"
5 years after he left office and Bill Clinton is still begging the American public to remember him for anything besides a stained dress.
Sorry, no can do.
And yeah, I'm sure plenty of politicians and past Presidents have cheated on their wives. I'm sure JFK was sneaking out on midnight runs every week. But Slick Willie just can't seem to accept the fact that he didn't get impeached for cheating, he got impeached for lying under oath. Last time I checked,that's a crime.
And yes, even perjury is protected by our great Constitution.
Now will he ever go away?
Of course not, especially when you're being paid upwards of 6 figures to remain stuck in denial.