Hillary Clinton can’t seem to remain out of the limelight for long and she recently shared some brazen words for people who want her to just go away.
Following Hillary Clinton’s historic loss in the 2016 presidential election, she has participated in seemingly countless interviews across the world, finished a book tour and is now beginning to enter the political conversation again.
Some people, even of her own party, just want her to gracefully accept the defeat and play a role behind the scenes; but, she has other intentions. During a speech at Rutgers University, Clinton directly addressed the idea of her fading away from the public square: “They never said that to any man that wasn’t elected.”
Per Washington Examiner:
“I was really struck by how people said that to me … go away, go away,” Clinton said. “They never said that to any man who was not elected.”
Clinton went on to mention some instances in which men stuck around and continued their political career after losing a presidential election, which she says she intends to do as well.
Clinton mentioned Al Gore’s continued career advocating for action regarding climate change. She also talked about John Kerry’s career in the Senate and as secretary of state following his losing campaign.
“And I’m really glad John McCain kept speaking out and standing up and saying what he had to say. And for heaven’s sake, Mitt Romney is running for the Senate,” Clinton said.
“I am really committed to speaking out and doing what I can to have a voice in the debate about where our country is going,” Clinton told the audience at Rutgers.
As Washington Examiner reports, Clinton often attributed sexism to her election loss and previously said women who voted in the election were swayed by their husbands, fathers and bosses to vote in favor of Clinton’s opposition, now-President Trump.
.@charliekirk11: “If you really look at what happened in the 2016 election, a lot of people said Hillary lost. I don’t necessarily believe that. Donald Trump won. He earned this presidency. He outworked Hillary Clinton.” pic.twitter.com/r3XTQFiMpR
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) March 30, 2018
Here’s more from her speech at Rutgers, via Rutgers News:
In a spirited talk Thursday at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Hillary Rodham Clinton said she believes the United States is moving toward a breakthrough in which women and underrepresented groups will become more active in politics for the benefit of their communities, but only if they summon the courage to run for office and go to the polls.
“I’m so encouraged and actually optimistic about the number of women, particularly young women, who are running for office or who are active in politics even if they themselves are not the candidates,” the former secretary of state and presidential candidate told an audience of 5,100 at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway. “I believe we are on the brink of crossing over.”
Clinton made the remarks during a public dialogue with Ruth B. Mandel, director of Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and cofounder of Eagleton’s Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP).
We are indeed on the brink. Thank you to Rutgers for having me yesterday, and to all the students and community members who came out to have such a thoughtful conversation. https://t.co/vAsZluEcD4
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 30, 2018
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway recently addressed Clinton’s push back into the media, per Fox News Insider:
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Conway urged Clinton to discuss issues relevant to the national conversation, like infrastructure, opioids, health care and taxes.
Instead, Conway noted that Clinton keeps bringing the discussion back to herself and the reasons for her defeat.
“I don’t see her out there talking about anything much beyond herself,” she said