Bernie Sanders Calls Bill Clinton’s White House Sex Scandal ‘Totally Disgraceful’

PHOTO: Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks about combating ISIS and democratic socialism at Georgetown University Nov. 19, 2015 in Washington. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks about combating ISIS and democratic socialism at Georgetown University Nov. 19, 2015 in Washington.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called Bill Clinton’s sexual indiscretions during his presidency “totally disgraceful and unacceptable,” while campaigning in Iowa on Friday.

The comments came after a man asked the presidential hopeful if his main opponent, Hillary Clinton, was qualified to be president.

“My question to you is: Isn’t one of the qualifications of being president some sort of moral authority?” the man asked, noting that Clinton had “a known affair in the Oval with an intern” -- a reference to Monica Lewinsky.

“I hear what you’re saying,” Sanders interjected. “Look Hillary Clinton is not Bill Clinton. What Bill Clinton did, I think we can all acknowledged was totally, totally disgraceful and unacceptable, but I am running against Hillary Clinton. I am not running against Bill Clinton, though I understand he has been in Iowa recently.”

But his response was far different than his comments less than a week ago in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” when he was asked whether former President Clinton’s sexual history is fair game in 2016.

“We have more things to worry about than Bill Clinton’s sexual life,” Sanders argued.