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May 4, 2016 12:41 PM

GOP leader catching heat for saying Hillary Clinton 'going to go down like Monica Lewinsky'

MIAMI, Fla. - A Florida Republican is taking a lot of heat - even from people in his own party - after he compared Hillary Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.

WBBH-TV reported Broward County GOP Executive Committee Chair Bob Sutton responded to a reporter's question about whether Hillary Clinton was playing "the women's card" by saying, "I think when Donald Trump debates Hillary Clinton, she’s going to go down like Monica Lewinsky."

Joyce Easton is the president of the Lee Women's Republican Club, and she is not happy about what Sutton said.

"To make comments like this only makes the Republican party look terrible," she said. "We've got to stop with these - with denigrating each other."

Dena Stebbins DeCamp, president of the Florida Federation of Republican Women, called Sutton's statement "unprofessional and unnecessary," and wanting an end to disparaging comments against women.

The chairman of the Lee County Republican Party, Jonathan Martin, told us that Sutton's statement doesn't reflect the values of the party, of which, women's rights is an important one.

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