Hillary Clinton has been a major part of America’s political landscape for close to three decades.
Clinton, who took an active policy role in the presidential administration of her husband, Bill, has served as a U.S. senator and secretary of state, in addition to launching two failed campaigns for president.
Now, the 75-year-old says she “will never be out of the game of politics.”
The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee’s comments came during an interview Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” as she promoted her new novel, “State of Terror,” which she co-wrote with Louise Penny.
My first foray into fiction! It was a labor of love with my friend (and favorite mystery author) Louise Penny, and I can't wait for you to read it.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 5, 2021
“I will never be out of the game of politics,” Clinton said, before clarifying that she does not plan to seek elected office.
“I’m not going to be running for anything. But … I really feel like our democracy is at stake,” she said, adding that “there’s many reasons for that.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 11, 2021
She went on to cite the events of Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol, as well as “disinformation” on social media.
“Some of [the reasons] we saw on the screen with the insurrection, some of them because of the revelations about Facebook that creates a world of disinformation instead of, you know, one that we can agree on what the facts are,” Clinton said.
“I really am worried about what’s happening at home and around the world,” she added. “So, I’m never going to get out of, you know, being involved, worried and hopefully, trying to help in some way.”
Clinton’s last run for political office came in 2016, when she won the Democratic presidential nomination but lost to Donald Trump in the general election.
During the 2020 election cycle, there was speculation that Clinton might make a third presidential run, but the rumors never materialized.