Hillary Clinton has announced that she won’t be running for president in 2020, but also vowed that she’s “not going anywhere”.
The former secretary of state ruled out another campaign during an interview with New York TV station News12 on Monday night.
‘I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,’ Clinton said.
Despite ruling out a presidential bid, Clinton added that she ‘is not going anywhere’ when it comes to speaking out about politics.
RT reports: Clinton, whose loss to Republican Donald Trump in 2016 despite winning the popular vote triggered a major escalation of political tensions in the US, was long rumored to be eyeing a second tilt. But in an interview with News 12 on Tuesday, she said that she would not be seeking a nomination from her party for next year’s presidential election.
“I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe,” she said. “I want to be sure that people understand I’m going to keep speaking out. I’m not going anywhere.”
According to the interview, Clinton is not seeking any elected office at the moment. But she said she will take an active part in the 2020 campaign as a non-candidate, and has already held private meetings with several Democrats seeking the nomination.
“I’ve told every one of them, don’t take anything for granted, even though we have a long list of real problems and broken promises from this administration that need to be highlighted,” she said.
Hillary Clinton jumps in! (to the small pool of Democrats not running for POTUS in 2020) https://t.co/bHJ2DUmibz
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) March 5, 2019
The news that Clinton will not seek to enter the Oval Office next year gave fresh ammo to her critics to gloat and blame her for the current state of political affairs in the US.
“We’ve just gotten so polarized. We’ve gotten into really opposing camps unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my adult life.” – HillaryClinton /// Yeah, that happens when you call 63,000,000 Americans deplorable and try to grab their guns… https://t.co/BYxpOlh8dm
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 5, 2019
This whole exchange that follows is why he needs to forcefully say what he knows to be true & what Jeff Weaver has admitted: it wasn’t rigged. States run primaries, not the DNC. What he had issue with was Superdelegates, whose support HRC WORKED her ass off to get. 1/2
— LyndaIBelieveWoolard (@LyndaWoolard) March 5, 2019
Nevertheless, the news was regretted by her supporters, who believe she had been robbed of what was rightfully hers.
Note: re: Clinton not running in 2020:
She won in 2016 and should be running for re-election, and Trump should be in the early years of his life sentence for committing treacherous crimes to steal the White House.
— David Greenwald (@davidegreenwald) March 5, 2019