Ex Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC) who voted to impeach former President Bill Clinton in 1998 said on Monday that Donald Trump’s behavior is “much more serious” than Clinton’s.
The former Congressman made an appearance on CNN International with Christiane Amanpour.
The host reminded Inglis of the time he voted to impeach Clinton in 1998.
“There are issues around the world that require American leadership,” Inglis said in a 1998 interview. “The leader of the free world needs moral authority. And we’ve got a president who is sorely lacking in that regard.”
Inglis was then asked how does he compare his remarks of former President Clinton with Trump’s presidency.
“Well, I guess that young guy you were just playing there,” Inglis said of himself, “apparently hadn’t seen something called the Donald Trump show because this is much more serious than anything we ever accused Bill Clinton of.”
“I mean, Bill Clinton was a problem involving perjury with the underlying matter being a sexual affair,” he continued. “This is something quite different, particularly when it gets into the Russia investigation and the firing of [FBI Director] James Comey. These are very serious matters.”
Inglis went on to state that Trump isn’t just committing impeachable offenses, but is also doing a bad job as president in general.
“These other poor decisions on things like withdrawing the United States from the Paris Accord on Climate Change [and] basically taking us to the sidelines, sniveling if you will, with Syria over there on the sidelines.”
“When we should be leading the world to a solution,” he lamented.
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) July 3, 2017