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Broward GOP chair apologizes for Monica Lewinsky comment

Bob Sutton, chairman of the Broward Republican Executive Committee
Bob Sutton, chairman of the Broward Republican Executive Committee

Bob Sutton, chair of the Broward Republican Executive Committee, sent statement Friday morning apologizing for his comment about Monica Lewinsky.

Sutton told the Washington Post that Democrat Hillary Clinton would be easy to defeat in a debate.

How easy?

“I think when Donald Trump debates Hillary Clinton she’s going to go down like Monica Lewinsky,” he said in an article about campaign gender wars.

"In an effort to show my enthusiasm for defeating Hillary Clinton this November I made a statement that was both unnecessary and inappropriate. I sincerely apologize for anyone that I may have offended. I look forward to returning to talking about the issues facing our nation."

Several members of the Broward Republican Executive Committee said Sutton's comments were offensive.

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