Senator Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) will host former President Bill Clinton at a fundraiser in Chapel Hill on Tuesday. A campaign spokeswoman said the senator was honored to appear with Clinton, who is the only president in history to be impeached for lying about a sexual relationship with a White House intern.
Hagan hasn’t always been so willing to associate herself with the president who presided over the Rwandan genocide. The Greensboro News & Record recalled how then-State Senator Hagan reacted to having her photo taken near a portrait of Clinton at a political event in 1998:
[W]hen Hagan realized a newspaper photographer had taken her picture with a portrait of Clinton in the background at a political event Saturday, she was concerned enough about the picture to change seats and ask a reporter if he could "do something" about the photograph.
Asked later in the afternoon about her objections to the photograph, Hagan said she was worried about the impression her proximity to the Clinton portrait might leave on voters. "I'm saying publishing this picture would imply that I stand by or condone the president's conduct and that would be a misrepresentation of my position," she said.
All media will presumably be banned from attending the fundraiser, but it would seem that Hagan's reluctance to associate with a known philanderer is a thing of the past.
UPDATE: Hagan was photographed leaving the fundraiser with Clinton—proof that she condones adultery.
President Bill Clinton leaving Chapel Hill fundraiser Sen. Kay Hagan. pic.twitter.com/qbEnHHroE3
— Jon Camp (@JonCampABC11) September 30, 2014