On Monday, Hillary Clinton announced that she wouldn’t be running for the presidential elections 2020, but will continue to raise her voice about politics. She said, “I’m not going anywhere.”
Hillary Clinton, who stood opposite Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential elections, put all speculations – that she was considering running for the next polls – to rest.
“I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe. I want to be sure that people understand I’m going to keep speaking out. I’m not going anywhere,” Clinton said.
On various previous occasions, Clinton has denied running for the next presidential bid. John Podesta, Clinton’s former campaign chairman, had said in January that Clinton didn’t intend to run for the presidential elections 2020.
In September 2017, while Clinton promoted her latest memoir, she had said “I am done with being a candidate.”
In an interview in October last year, the former secretary of state said “No. No.” when she was asked if she would run for the next bid. However, her complete answer was a little contradictory.
“Well, I’d like to be president,” Clinton had said. “I think, hopefully, when we have a Democrat in the Oval Office in January of 2021, there’s going to be so much work to be done.”
“The work would be work that I feel very well prepared for, having been at the Senate for eight years, having been a diplomat in the State Department, and it’s just going to be a lot of heavy lifting,” she added.
Yesterday, while clearing the speculations around her bid for the next presidential elections, Clinton said “What’s at stake in our country, the kinds of things that are happening right now are deeply troubling to me.”
“We’ve gotten not just polarized,” she continued. “We’ve gotten into, really, opposing camps unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my adult life. I’m thrilled by the exciting, dynamic women who were elected to Congress, and they’re already making their mark. I’ve had a lot of them tell me that … my work, my, my run for president was very influential in their decision to run.”
Clinton said that “we’ve made a lot of progress” but “we still have a long way to go on women’s rights, on gay rights, on making sure that every person has the same chance to have their dignity and their identity respected.”