Hillary Clinton says she will NEVER leave politics because ‘our democracy is stake’ and ‘we saw that on screen with the insurrection’ while pushing her new fiction book about a Secretary of State
- ‘I will never be out of the game of politics,’ Clinton, 73, said on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ Monday morning
- She said she would not be running for office again
- Clinton made the remarks ahead of the release of her new book, ‘State of Terror’
- The novel is about a secretary of state working under a president she politically opposes to prevent terrorists from getting ahold of nuclear weapons
Hillary Clinton said Monday she will never leave politics because she feels that ‘democracy is at stake.’
‘I will never be out of the game of politics,’ Clinton, 73, said on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ Monday morning.
‘I’m not going to be be running for anything but I really feel like our democracy’s at stake many reasons … some of them we saw on the screen with the insurrection, some of them are about Facebook that creates a world of disinformation instead of one we can agree on what the facts are. I really am worried,’ the former secretary of state, first lady, senator and 2016 presidential contender said.
Clinton’s remarks come one day ahead of the release of her new book ‘State of Terror,’ a fictional novel about a secretary of state working for a president who is a ‘political enemy’ and how a series of attacks prompts an ‘international chess game’ to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists.
‘I do worry that we face a lot of really serious problems that don’t get the attention they deserve,’ Clinton said.
‘I do worry that we face a lot of really serious problems that don’t get the attention they deserve,’ Clinton said
Clinton co-wrote ‘State of Terror, to be released Tuesday, with mystery writer Louise Penny
Clinton is pictured outside GMA studios in New York City on Monday
‘So as you know from this book it’s a lot of fun, it’s also a really serious problem of terrorists getting access to nuclear weapons.’
Clinton co-authored the book with Canadian author Louise Penny.
Clinton’s new novel will be released Tuesday
Clinton said her experience as secretary of state from 2009-2013 informed the character, but it was ‘really inspired’ by her late friend Ellen Tauscher, who served as a Democratic congresswoman from California for 13 years and then became under secretary of state for international security and arms control. Tauscher passed away in 2019.
The book explores the ‘volatile and Byzantine politics’ of Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and even the ‘Russian mob.’
Clinton said the ‘ego-driven and uninformed,’ as he’s described in the book, president character is partially inspired by President Trump.
In 2019, Clinton wrote a book with her daughter Chelsea entitled, ‘The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.’ In 2017, she published a book reflecting on her 2016 election loss, ‘What Happened.’
Earlier this year, Clinton was appointed chancellor at Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland and has been periodically releasing new episodes of her podcast, ‘You and Me Both.’
She is also slated as an executive producer on ‘The Woman’s Hour,’ a forthcoming drama series about women’s suffrage in the United States.