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“Look at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologizing, and Roy Moore and Donald Trump, who have done neither," she said. | Larry Deklinski/The News-Item via AP

Clinton blasts Trump and Moore over sexual misconduct allegations

Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Friday over their alleged sexual misconduct, criticizing them for not “accepting responsibility” and “apologizing” for their reported transgressions as Sen. Al Franken did.

Clinton said that Franken, who was accused this week of groping a female broadcaster in 2006, acted responsibly by owning up to his actions and publicly apologizing for them — a far cry from the response given by Trump and Moore, she said.

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The former secretary of state and Democratic presidential nominee said Franken’s request to have the Senate ethics panel investigate his sexual misconduct “is the kind of accountability I’m talking about.”

“I don't hear that from Roy Moore or Donald Trump,” she added during an interview with New York’s WABC radio. “Look at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologizing, and Roy Moore and Donald Trump, who have done neither.”

Moore was accused last week of pursuing teenagers as an adult and engaging sexually with a 14-year-old when he was 32. Since then, several women have come forward with separate claims of sexual assault and harassment against Moore. During the presidential campaign last year, 16 women alleged past sexual assault or sexual harassment by Trump.

Clinton also lambasted the two GOP politicians, saying that Trump “has disgraced the office” and that Moore “clearly doesn’t appear to be someone who will bring respect and honor to the state of Alabama.”

Asked whether there was anything she admired about the Trump’s tenure in office thus far, Clinton replied: “No. The answer is absolutely no.”

“I didn’t think he’d be as bad as he turned out to be,” she added.

The former first lady was also asked to reconcile her tough rhetoric on Trump and Moore with her past statements about her husband, former President Bill Clinton, who repeatedly faced accusations of sexual impropriety, including rape, while in office.

“Every situation has to be judged on its own merit,” she said. Clinton added that the allegations against the former president had been previously investigated.

The controversy surrounding Bill Clinton’s alleged sexual misdeeds gained new life this week, with prominent political figures questioning whether the former president should’ve been allowed to serve out his term despite the scandals. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D.-N.Y.) told The New York Times on Thursday that Clinton should have resigned over his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Hillary Clinton addressed the remarks Friday.

“I don’t exactly know what she was trying to say,” she said.

Trump, Moore and Bill Clinton have all denied the allegations levied against them.