Monday, September 21, 2015

Bill Clinton Warned About Hillary’s ‘Discomfort’ With Gay Rights During 2000 Senate Race

By Alana Goodman, Sep 21, 2015 Free Beacon

Bill Clinton confessed to a close friend that Hillary Clinton was not comfortable “around gay people who were kind of acting out” during her 2000 Senate race, according to audio recordings obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Clinton worried that his wife’s “general discomfort” with gay rights issues could complicate her senate bid in New York at the time, according to a contemporaneous account from Clinton’s long-time friend Taylor Branch.

Branch recorded dozens of late-night interviews with Bill Clinton for an oral history project between the early 1990s and 2000. Although the president kept the sole copies of the interviews, Branch took notes and recounted the conversations into a tape recorder after each of the interview sessions ended.

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