If anyone has firsthand knowledge about the presidential impeachment process, it’s Hillary Clinton. After all, her husband is one of only three sitting presidents to have gone through it (without resigning first).
During an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Hillary was asked her opinion on the outcome of the Trump impeachment trial. Like any good guest, Hillary answered. And, like any good Democrat, she voiced her disappointment.
“There was no doubt by the time it was all presented that actually the president [had] done what he was accused of. In fact, he admitted that he’d done what he was accused of. He just didn’t think anybody would hold him accountable.”
She also mentioned that, since the Senate is choosing to ignore such a blatant abuse of power, the only way to get Trump out of office now is to vote him out in November.
As we inch closer and closer to the 2020 election (and thus further and further from Clinton’s loss in 2016), people keep wondering why she won’t “go away”. Some say she’s just a sore loser and can’t move on. Some just call her a career politician with hopes of getting back into the White House.
Here’s the thing — whether she is a career politician or a sore loser has nothing to do with it (but to be fair, she’s neither). She won’t go away for two very important reasons: She has a platform and a following that allow her to speak out against the administration (and free speech is a thing) and Trump himself won’t keep her name out of his mouth.
At the recent Iowa Caucus, Trump talked about Hillary at his own rally. Then, his favorite (cough *fake* cough) news source posted an article with a headline that blamed problems with the event’s app on “ex-Clinton campaign staffers.” Honestly, even if Hillary wanted to go away, Trump wouldn’t let her.
Thankfully, she doesn’t want to go away because, regardless of what Trump and Fox News want people to think, she still believes the nation deserves a better president. Despite all the abuse that she’s received since being cheated out of the Oval Office herself, she still loves her country and wants what is best for the people.
Her persistence is important as we approach November. The former First Lady, Secretary of State, and Presidential Nominee has the opportunity to help right a wrong from 2016 — and she’s damn well going to do it.
Call her a sore loser all you want, it will only add fuel to her fire.
Hillary Clinton’s Hulu documentary Hillary will drop on March 6, 2020.
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Aside from being a writer, Ashley is a mom of two girls and a wife to a passionate public school administrator. When she does have free time (cue laughter from working moms everywhere) she loves going to hot yoga classes, watching anything on Netflix that isn’t a cartoon, and weaving her way through every aisle of Target while listening to one of her favorite podcasts.