The Clintons have been a part of national politics for 30 years. Mercifully, this trend might finally be over.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she will not run for president again, The Hill reported. The twice-failed Democratic presidential candidate made this admission Tuesday on "CBS Evening News."
Anchor Norah O'Donnell had asked Clinton, 74, if she would ever run again. "No, no," Clinton said.
"But I'm going to 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," she added. Clinton took a targeted swipe at her 2016 opponent, former President Donald Trump.
Clinton said Trump "should be soundly defeated" if he runs in 2024, as many have speculated he might. "It should start in the Republican Party," Clinton advised. "Grow a backbone. Stand up to this guy."
Trump has not announced his intentions yet, but poll after poll shows him as the odds-on favorite if he does throw in for 2024. Biden has announced his intention to run for re-election, and Clinton said she believes he is "the person most likely to win" the race.
"Joe Biden beat in a huge landslide victory in the popular vote Donald Trump," Clinton said in June. "I think that says a lot." Clinton has a renewed relevance because of her own dustup over top secret information kept on a home server after Trump's Mar-o-Lago home was raided purportedly to recover top secret documents.
"I think it's a really different comparison to what's going on here," Clinton claimed. She further stated, "it appears that the Justice Department and the FBI have been incredibly patient, quiet, careful until they finally apparently thought that national security was at stake."
There's no doubt that Clinton received favorable treatment as she was let off the hook while Trump was continually investigated. However, that doesn't dampen the joy of knowing that she will never run for president again.