By The Blaze. Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton decried what she saw as sexist remarks from many who were telling her to “go away” after her shocking loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 election . . .
Clinton made the comments before an audience at Rutgers University Thursday.
“I was really struck how people said that to me, you know, mostly people in the press for whatever reason, you know, ‘go away go away,’” she told the audience of about 5,000.
“And I had one of the young people who works for me go back and a bit of research. They never said that to any man who was not elected,” she added, implying that the criticism was coming from a sexist sentiment.
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Hillary Clinton Cites Sexism in Criticism She Should Exit Political Stage
By CNN. . .Ruth Mandel, director of the university’s Eagleton Institute of Politics, had asked Clinton what her response has been to people who call for her “‘get off the public stage and shut up.'”
“They never said that to any man who was not elected,” Clinton said. “I was kind of struck by that.”
She went on to reference former presidential contenders who had lost their bid for the White House but did not shrink away from political discussion.
“I’m really glad that, you know, Al Gore didn’t stop talking about climate change,” Clinton said of the former Democratic vice president who ran for president in 2000.
She continued, “And I’m really glad John Kerry went to the Senate and became an excellent secretary of state.”
“And I’m really glad John McCain kept speaking out and standing up and saying what he had to say,” Clinton said of the Arizona Republican. (Read more from “Hillary Clinton Cites Sexism in Criticism She Should Exit Political Stage” HERE)