Hillary Clinton says she doesn't mind being vice president if Democrats offer her the role: 'Never say never'
The former First Lady also said the onus was now on the voters to hold Trump accountable in the polls and remove him from office
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has refused to rule out whether she would take the job of Vice President if any of the Democratic candidates win the 2020 presidential elections. Clinton, who ran for the presidency twice — winning the popular vote in 2016 against Trump — said that she "probably won't be asked" to take the role.
The former First Lady, while speaking to Ellen DeGeneres on her chat show, however, said "never say never," and recalled how she turned down former President Barack Obama's offer to head the State Department twice before she accepted the role and served four years.
When DeGeneres asked Clinton whether she would say yes to becoming Vice President, she said, "Well, that's not going to happen but never say never. I do believe in serving my country," the Daily Mail reported.
The 72-year-old, during the show, also lauded Republican Senator Mitt Romney's decision to convict President Donald Trump of abuse of office at his impeachment trial. Romney broke away from the rest of the Republican senators who all voted to acquit Trump. The Utah senator also made history as it was the first time that at least one senator from both parties had voted to convict on an impeachment charge.
"I was disappointed that not more of the Republican senators took the stand that Mitt Romney took," Clinton said. "(He) gave an extraordinary speech on the floor of the Senate talking about why he felt the weight of history on his shoulders and he was going to vote to impeach on one of the articles of impeachment."
The 2016 Democratic nominee added that the onus is now on American voters to hold Trump accountable in the 2020 election as she urged them to remove him from office.
"The evidence was really clear by the time that 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 anyone would hold him accountable," Clinton continued. "We're now moving on but I hope that voters and Americans of all political stripes pay attention and say to themselves 'he has to be held accountable', and now the way to do that is in the election."
When asked whom she prefers as a candidate to beat Trump, Clinton refused to mention a name. She, however, instead asked the voters to "look carefully" at who they think can win the election and who can govern most effectively after their presidential win.