Hillary Clinton blames Comey, WikiLeaks and 'misogyny' for 2016 loss
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 08, 2017,
Apr 08, 2017, 19:38
Speaking in NY at a summit on women's issues on April 6, the former Democratic presidential nominee and first lady said Russian Federation meant to create "distrust and confusion" by hacking into and then leaking her party's internal e-mails to the media.
"Certainly misogyny played a role", she added. Although Clinton said that she had no plans to seek elective office, it will hardly tamp speculation that she may consider something down the road.
Clinton made a brief retreat from public life after her presidential loss in November, but has recently become more active in making appearances and criticizing President Trump.
Clinton's remarks addressed the healthcare debate recently waged and lost by Paul Ryan and the Trump administration in Washington, D.C., in which there was an attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with the American Healthcare Act (which, among other things, cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood).
"I am looking at doing interesting things", she told New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.
"As a person, I'm okay", Clinton said, describing her surprise election loss. Oh, they'll buy into it when it comes to defending her publicly, but they know better than to put their money behind this two-time loser again.
She is now writing a book that would examine her defeat in last year's elections and doubts that she would ever seek public office again.
Hilary Clinton said she pushed for a more aggressive approach against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by the time she was the U.S. secretary of state, and she is now calling for the United States to bomb Syrian air fields. But she says that she wants those women to be aware that they'll inevitably have to endure sexism and bullying, and advised developing a thick skin. She blamed Russian interference in the election, the release of embarrassing WikiLeaks documents, FBI Director James B. Comey's statement about investigating her emails shortly before election day and misogyny as contributing factors. It was a more effective theft even than Watergate.
The 69-year-old is now slowly emerging from post-election seclusion to make speeches, promote young people and to encourage more women to get involved in politics.
"I don't know that any of them had read the bill, read the law, understood how it worked. I don't think [my future plans] will ever include running for office again".