It’s not the same thing, of course, but the Democratic Party is reacting to Republican Sen. Rand Paul’s charge that former President Clinton is a “sexual predator” by slapping the senator’s voting record, which they suggest makes him a threat to women.

“If his claims of concern for women are sincere,” said DNC Deputy Communications Director Lily Adams of the Kentucky senator, “he should start by rethinking his opposition to the Violence Against Women’s Act, paycheck fairness and the right of women to make their own health care decisions.”

Recap: in answering questions, Paul called Clinton a “sexual predator” and on C-SPAN suggested that any Democrat who raised money with Bill Clinton should return it to protest his sexual behavior in the White House.

Clinton was impeached after admitting to an affair in the West Wing with a former White House intern. He has been dogged by womanizing charges for decades.

The Democratic National Committee didn’t directly touch that issue in their new statement, instead using the episode to whack Paul’s record on issues Democrats include in their so-called “war on women” campaign aimed at the GOP.

In their release, they said that he voted against the Violence Against Women Act, opposed the Paycheck Fairness Act, is against abortion and funding for Planned Parenthood.

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