Hillary Clinton says she's ready to work in Biden administration and help him and Kamala Harris 'fix the US'
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on Thursday, August 13, said that if she is asked to serve in the potential administration of former Vice President Joe Biden, she would be "ready to help" fix the United States. The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate made the statement while speaking during The 19th Represents Summit.
"I’m ready to help in any way I can 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," the former first lady said. "So if you’re asked to serve, you should certainly consider that," she added. Clinton has worked with Biden during former President Barack Obama's administration as secretary of state. Her tenure, however, was riddled with controversies as Republicans scrutinized her handing of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack and her usage of a private email server at the time.
Clinton, earlier this week, had praised Biden's decision to select California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate for the November election. The former first lady, in a tweet, wrote: "I'm thrilled to welcome @KamalaHarris to a historic Democratic ticket. 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."
I'm thrilled to welcome @KamalaHarris to a historic Democratic ticket. 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. pic.twitter.com/cmtOO8Gqqv— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 11, 2020
Clinton, during her August 13 summit, mentioned Harris again and said that she hopes the California senator, along with other women running for political office in the future, will receive "less sexist" media coverage than she did during her 2016 presidential run. "I still hope, especially with Kamala on the ticket, that the coverage of women running for president or vice president will be less sexist, less sensationalist and less trivializing," Clinton said.
The former secretary of state ran against Trump in 2016 presidential elections. While she received more votes than the Republican nationwide, she lost in the electoral college to him. Clinton, during the summit, also said that she had talked to Harris and Biden about their 2020 White House campaign. "They are inheriting a mess of historic proportions," she said. The former first lady also added that she does not think the coronavirus pandemic would be over by January, which would be the time when Biden and Harris would take office if they win this year's election against Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
"I think Joe and Kamala together will be absolutely ready for lots of long, long days and very short nights working to get as much done as quickly as possible. I have every reason to believe Trump is not going to go quietly into the night if he loses," the former first lady said.
President Donald Trump, on August 13, slammed Harris, calling her a radical "mad woman." The Republican also said that the tax-and-spend policies of the Democratic ticket would wreak havoc on the economy, adding that the party's environmental agenda would lead to the Empire State Building's demolition. "She’s radical left. Now she tries to pretend she’s not, but she’s the most liberal person in the US Senate," Trump, during an appearance on 'Fox News Business', said. "She’s done things that are terrible in terms of the police, in terms of the Second Amendment, in terms of everything else and she is a big taxer as Joe is a big taxer," he added referring to his political rival Joe Biden.