Resignation would have been the just punishment for the sexual harassment that Bill Clinton engaged in while US president, writes Matthew Yglesias of Vox. But when he gave a speech about the matter, he portrayed it as a personal issue, one of infidelity that he had the right to address with his family in private. Both the Republicans and Democrats failed to hold him fully accountable for his actions. Republicans should have fought him for being a symbol of men using their power for sex. The Democrats remained loyal to him out of partisanship. Bill Clinton managed to escape the far harder punishment that he deserved.
As Bill Clinton faced what he did and got his justice, there is no need for the country to go over his sexual misdeeds again, believes Jamie Stiehm of US News. The post-Weinstein trend of shaming men for their abuses should not revisit this case that was settled in a way that was appropriate for the time. Clinton was shamed worldwide. Every detail of his misdeeds was broadcast. But even then, the American people accepted his apology and forgave him. He acknowledged what he did and atoned. An ally of women, there were many positives his presidency. We shouldn’t drag Clinton's name through the mud again to fit current trends.