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NYC mayor: Bill Clinton "would have to resign" if he was president today

Bill de Blasio. Photo: Tsafrir Abayov / AP

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said, "I don't think you can rework history ... If any president did that today they would have to resign," when asked whether former President Bill Clinton should have stepped down over the his affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky. He made the comments to NY1 reporter Grace Rauh.

The backdrop: Liberal politicians have been forced to reckon with the handling of Clinton's affair in light of the recent flood of sexual harassment allegations which have hit powerful men in every industry, including national politics.