As the nation’s political attention is focused on the beginning of impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill, Hillary Clinton said she is facing “enormous pressure” to once again run for president in 2020.
But Clinton also told BBC Radio 5 Live it’s not something she’s considering ... for the moment.
"As I say, 'Never, never, never say never.' I will certainly tell you, I'm under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it,” Clinton said. “But as of this moment, sitting here in this studio talking to you, that is absolutely not my plans."
Clinton, a former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state, lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. She won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College vote, which ultimately determines who wins each presidential election.
On Wednesday, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives began holding public impeachment hearings on the president. Democrats said Trump threatened to withhold military aid to Ukraine unless the foreign government investigated Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden.
Republicans say the impeachment hearings are a one-sided political stunt and the Democrats’ latest attempt to oust Trump from office.
There are still more than a dozen Democrats running to oppose Trump next year, but only a couple of remaining, serious contenders. They include Biden; and U.S. senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’ campaign is downsizing and pinning all its hopes on next year’s Iowa caucus.
At least 10 candidates will be in Atlanta on Nov. 20 for the fifth Democratic debate. The debate will be at Tyler Perry Studios, a 330-acre film and production company founded by the Atlanta-born entertainment mogul.
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