Hillary Makes 2024 Comeback?

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton put to bed any speculation she would run for office again, declaring that she wouldn’t be following her two failed attempts in 2008 and 2016.

Chatter has increased in political circles about the potential of a Clinton campaign in 2024, as the former Secretary of State remains outspoken about current events and even has started promoting her latest Apple TV+ docuseries “Gutsy.”
The chatter multiplied, with many Democrats considering if President Biden should seek reelection in 2024.

In a sit-down interview with CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell, Clinton rejected the idea of a third attempt at the Oval Office.

“Would you ever run for president again?” O’Donnell queried.

Clinton gave a definitive “No, no,” in response, adding, “But I’m gonna do everything I can to make sure that we have a president who respects our democracy and the rule of law and upholds our institutions.”

O’Donnell questioned whether Clinton would hold the same view if Trump ran again.

“He should be soundly defeated,” Clinton replied, dousing theories she could change her mind if Trump reemerged.

Clinton also expressed that Trump’s defeat “should start in the Republican Party – grow a backbone! Stand up to this guy! And heaven forbid if he gets the nomination, he needs to be defeated roundly and sent back to Mar-a-Lago.”

Clinton also addressed former President Donald Trump’s attempt to have the 2020 Presidential election overturned and the events leading to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

“You know, I was the secretary of state. I spent, you know, many days on airplanes, flying from place to place, encouraging people to have a real democracy. And one of the hallmarks of a real democracy is the peaceful transfer of power,” Clinton told O’Donnell.

She then said: “Was I happy when I beat Donald Trump by nearly 3 million votes but lost the Electoral College? No, I was not happy. Did I ever for a nanosecond think, ‘I’m gonna claim victory and try to get the Democrats to refuse to certify the election?’ No.”