Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won’t rule out serving in Joe Biden’s administration if the Democratic presidential nominee wins the November election.
“I’m ready to help in any way I can,” Clinton said when asked if she would accept a job in the Biden administration, The 19th, a nonprofit news outlet reported on Thursday, Aug. 13.
“Because I think this will be a moment where every American—I don’t care what party you are, I don’t care what age, race, gender, I don’t care—every American should want to fix our country … So if you’re asked to serve, you should certainly consider that,” she said.
Clinton on Tuesday expressed support for Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate, calling the union a “historic Democratic ticket.”
“I’m thrilled to welcome @KamalaHarris to a historic Democratic ticket,” she tweeted. “She’s already proven herself to be an incredible public servant and leader. And I know she’ll be a strong partner to @JoeBiden. Please join me in having her back and getting her elected.”
Clinton said she will fundraise for the Biden-Harris campaign while focusing on backing vote-by-mail expansion. She added that she is optimistic about Biden’s chances and suggested that President Trump won’t go “silently into the night” if he loses the presidential election this fall.
“I don’t want to scare people, but I want you to be prepared. I have every reason to believe that Trump is not going to go, you know, silently into the night if he loses. He’s going to try to confuse us, he’s going to try to bring all kinds of lawsuits, he’s got his crony Attorney General (William) Barr ready to do whatever is necessary,” Clinton said.
Clinton as secretary of State in the Obama administration drew negative criticism over her handling of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack and her private email server scandal.
Last October, President Trump mocked Clinton as “crooked” and called for her to run again in 2020. The former Democratic presidential nominee appeared to accept the challenge.
“I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren. Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting ‘C’ Subpoena!” the president tweeted.
Don’t tempt me. Do your job.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 8, 2019