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Kaine responds to report he once said Bill Clinton should resign

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Sen. Tim Kaine speaks one-on-one with KWWL. Sen. Tim Kaine speaks one-on-one with KWWL.
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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

There has been some controversy surrounding Senator Tim Kaine.

 Reports claim in 2002 he said President Bill Clinton should have resigned over the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

It's a report we asked Kaine about today while he was in Cedar Rapids.

"20 years ago I was disappointed like a lot of folks were but I tell ya, there is no reason to re-litigate problems of 20 years ago when Americans want to talk about is what do we do today and tomorrow, and so as I'm campaigning all across the country people are saying what do we do to get an economy growing again with prosperity that's shared, how do we make sure we are strong in the nation we're strong alliances in the world, how do we make sure we build up a community of respect? So past controversies aren't really important to the voters they want to know what we are going to do tomorrow," he told us.

We asked him to clarify if the report was true or false for the time the statement was made.

"It was not inaccurate that's true," he said.

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