DERRY, N.H. – One day before former President Bill Clinton arrives in New Hampshire to campaign for his wife, Hillary Clinton was confronted with questions at a town hall meeting Sunday about her husband’s sexual history.
Republican state Rep. Katherine Prudhomme-O’Brien repeatedly interrupted Clinton during the meeting, which was held in a middle school gymnasium.
Prudhomme-O’Brien has for years followed the former first lady, peppering her with questions about allegations of past sexual misconduct by Bill Clinton. The lawmaker’s outbursts startled an otherwise friendly town hall audience. It is unclear whether Clinton was able to hear her comments.
After Prudhomme-O’Brien’s third interruption, Clinton responded angrily: “You are very rude, and I’m not ever going to call on you.”
Later, Prudhomme-O’Brien told reporters that she wanted to raise the issue of Bill Clinton’s sexual liaisons and was incensed by “the hypocrisy of the so-called women fighting for women.”
In 1998, then-President Clinton acknowledged that he’d had an extramarital affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Later in the year, he was impeached by the U.S. House, but the Senate acquitted him.
Donald Trump has said the former president’s past is fair game on the campaign trail.