Chelsea Clinton on Monday indicated she has not ruled out an eventual run for office, referring to politics as a “definite maybe” in the future.
Clinton added the move is a “definite no now” during an event at the Edinburgh international book festival, where she is promoting her new children’s book about activism, according to The Guardian.
“At the federal level, as much as I abhor so much of what President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE is doing, I have a great amount of gratitude for what my congresswoman and my senators are doing to try to stop him at every point,” Clinton said, referring to Rep. Carolyn MaloneyCarolyn Bosher MaloneyHouse Oversight chairwoman self-quarantining over possible COVID-19 infection Fired State Department watchdog says Pompeo aide attempted to ‘bully’ him over investigations Ousted watchdog says he told top State aides about Pompeo probe MORE (D-N.Y.), Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerOvernight Health Care: US showing signs of retreat in battle against COVID-19 | Regeneron begins clinical trials of potential coronavirus antibody treatment | CMS warns nursing homes against seizing residents’ stimulus checks Schumer requests briefing with White House coronavirus task force as cases rise Schumer on Trump’s tweet about 75-year-old protester: He ‘should go back to hiding in the bunker’ MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Warren, Pressley introduce bill to make it a crime for police officers to deny medical care to people in custody Senate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers MORE (D-N.Y.).
“I think my family … is being really well represented,” she said. “But if that were to change, if my city councilor were to retire, if my congresswoman were to retire, my senators, and I thought that I could make a positive impact, then I think I would really have to ask my answer to that question [of whether to run for office].”
“For me it’s a definite no now but it’s a definite maybe in the future because who knows what the future is going to bring?” she added.
Clinton is the daughter of former President Clinton and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE. She often speaks out against the Trump administration and the president himself.
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“I’m outraged every day by something our president has done or said or left undone or neglected, or who he has recently bullied on Twitter or television,” Clinton said on Monday.
“For me, sometimes, I think I’m just so fundamentally my mother’s daughter that I’m far more outraged by the Trump administration ripping children away from their families at the border and not having reunified those children with their families now for months, than I am about anything he has ever done to my families,” she said, referring to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy which resulted in the separation of more than 2,500 migrant children from their parents at the southern border.