“I am not considering running for Congresswoman [Nita] Lowey’s seat,” Clinton said to a disappointed audience and panel.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced recently that she would be retiring and not running for re-election in 2020. The U.S. Representative in New York has held office since 1989. There had been some speculation that Clinton was eyeing the vacant seat.
“I understand why people are asking,” Clinton conceded. “Someone has asked me some version of this question for literally as long as I could remember.
“One of my earliest memories is being 3 or 4 and someone saying, ‘So are you going to run for Governor of Arkansas one day?’ I share that because I think it’s a question that shouldn’t just be asked of someone who’s last name is Clinton or Huntsman.”
A few viewers on Twitter wondered if Clinton purposefully omitted Meghan McCain’s name when listing children of famous politicians.
The shade when she didn’t include Meghan in the point she made about people with famous last names in politics running for office.— 🍑ItsMe🍑 (@MomBookseller) October 16, 2019
Lol nobody asks meghan if she's running.— Wonder Woman Is Done With BS (@AlsoWonderWoman) October 16, 2019
Many commenters on Twitter were upset that Clinton would not be running in 2020.
You would be a refreshing presence on Capital Hill! We NEED your intelligence and youth... badly!— Danny White (@dannydewman) October 16, 2019
She needs to,we need intelligent people right about now !— chavoyae lewis (@voy47235598) October 16, 2019
Please!!!!— Jeannae (@Jeannae5) October 16, 2019
Others were happy another Clinton would not be entering the political arena.
THANK GOD!!— Thomas Bulko (@Tbulko1) October 16, 2019
Please no more Clinton’s in politics.— Ralph D. (@Ralphthehonest) October 16, 2019
Please don’t. We do not need dynasties.— Patriot (@PatrioticMonday) October 16, 2019
Clinton didn’t completely shut the door on running for office one day.
“Do you think you ever will?” Abby Huntsman asked.
“I don’t know, but right now the answer is no,” Clinton replied.
“There’s some disappointed people in the audience, but it’s okay,” McCain added.
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