Vice President Pence argued in the late 1990’s that then-President Bill Clinton should be removed from office because of his affair with a White House intern, as well as his lies to the American people regarding the affair, reports CNN’s KFile.
Pence made the arguments in a pair of columns that made a far-reaching argument about the importance of morality and integrity to the office of the presidency.
One column titled, “The Two Schools of Thought on Clinton,” was published on Pence’s now-defunct website for his local Indiana radio talk show.
“If you and I fall into bad moral habits, we can harm our families, our employers and our friends,” Pence wrote in one of the columns, according to CNN.
“The President of the United States can incinerate the planet. Seriously, the very idea that we ought to have at or less than the same moral demands placed on the Chief Executive that we place on our next door neighbor is ludicrous and dangerous.”
The CNN report comes as the vice president remains quiet about the multiple allegations President Trump faces about extramarital affairs he had with adult-film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, and the hush-money he allegedly paid the women.