Former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton chided an interviewer when asked Wednesday if she would be supporting President Joe Biden in 2024.
‘Look, I would endorse our sitting president – yes of course,’ Clinton told NBC’s Yamiche Alcindor. ‘This is a silly question.’
‘Not you, but everybody who’s asking,’ Clinton then added.
Clinton said she believed Biden is the ‘person most likely to win.’
‘Joe Biden beat – in a huge landslide victory in the popular vote – Donald Trump,’ the former secretary of state and first lady said. ‘I think that says a lot.’
Alcindor also told Andrea Mitchell, who was anchoring MSNBC, that Clinton responded with an ‘absolutely not’ when asked if she’d consider running for the White House again.
Biden, then vice president, decided against pursuing the White House in 2016 as he grieved his late son Beau Biden.
Clinton, who had served as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state after losing the Democratic primary to him in 2008, swooped in and eventually won the nomination – in a harder battle than expected against progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders.
She ultimately lost to Donald Trump
This week Vice President Kamala Harris was asked by CNN’s Dana Bash about comments the House’s No. 3 Democrat, Rep. Jim Clyburn, said in support of Harris running for president if Biden bowed out, saying she was ‘first on his list.’
‘Joe Biden is running for re-election, and I will be his ticket-mate,’ Harris answered. ‘Full stop. That’s it.’
On Wednesday, the White House said the vice president wanted to clarify those comments, making the statement less definitive.
‘The president intends to run and if he does, I will be his ticket mate. We will run together,’ Harris said.
Clinton spoke to Alcindor on the sidelines of the Aspen Ideas Festival, where the NBC News journalist also interviewed the former Democratic nominee onstage.
There, Clinton spoke of her disgust with the Supreme Court of its ruling in Dobbs, which overruled the landmark Roe v. Wade case and push abortion laws back to the states.
‘It’s the most arrogant misreading of history and law that you could ever find,’ Clinton told the crowd. ‘It is so narrow and baseless.’
Clinton said it was ‘not only ignorant, but almost dismissive to the point of contempt for women’s lives and women’s choices and the difficulties that women of all backgrounds – and this has nothing to do with your opinion, your personal opinion, your religious belief.’
‘That was the whole point of choice,’ Clinton added.
This is an excerpt from Daily Mail.
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