Chelsea Clinton is a very busy mom of two young children, holds the position of vice chair at the Clinton Foundation, teaches a global health governance class at Columbia University, and is currently promoting a global health book called, “It’s Your World.” Could she also be preparing to run for president?
A report in The Hill on Wednesday said that there is the possibility that the former first daughter may consider dipping her toes into the political arena by running for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-N.Y.) seat if the senator decides to pursue the presidency in 2020.
Whispers of Clinton being “groomed” to run for Congress have been circulated in the press, and Clinton herself has been going after President Trump and his administration on Twitter.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 15, 2017
She even posted angry tweets aimed at Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Sunday regarding comments he made about immigrant babies, further fueling speculation that she could someday run for office.
Clearly the Congressman does not view all our children as, well, all our children. Particularly ironic & painful on Purim. https://t.co/DSmU6hUhhz
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 12, 2017
“Clearly the Congressman does not view all our children as, well, all our children. Particularly ironic and painful on Purim,” she tweeted, referencing the Jewish holiday that took place last weekend.
Those close to the Clintons have expressed differing opinions on when the timing would be right for the youngest Clinton to make a play for the presidency, but some believe it’s inevitable. “She’s never denied that she has an interest in running for office, and that leads me to believe that one day, she will,” said one former Hillary Clinton aide.
“Even if it’s a year or two or three from now, I still don’t think the timing would be right,” said another former aide. “I know that’s not fair to her, but nothing feels right about it. It feels too forced.”
Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons opined that what the Democratic Party really needs is a new direction. “It’s time to look forward,” he said.
“She is not running,” said Bari Lurie, Clinton’s chief-of-staff and her only aide at the so-called “Chelsea office.”
H/T: The Hill
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