Chelsea Clinton Won’t Rule Out Running for Political Office

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by Grace Carr

 

Chelsea Clinton said she wouldn’t rule out running for political office in a Wednesday interview, saying that she’d consider running if a spot opened up where she thinks she’d be a good fit.

“I think if someone were to step down or retire and I thought I could do a good job and it matched my talents, I’d have to think if it’s the right choice for me,” Clinton said, according to the Westchester Journal News.

Clinton is the vice chair of the Clinton Foundation. Founded by her father and former president Bill Clinton, the foundation “work[s] on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service,” according to its website. The foundation is also “committed to cultivating a diverse, new generation of leaders.”

The Justice Department began investigating the Clinton Foundation in January after allegations that the Clintons had traded political favors for donations. The DOJ also looked into whether Hillary Clinton had advocated for certain policies advantageous to the foundation while she served as secretary of state.

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The Clinton Foundation failed to return money it received from major donor Jess Ravich, who was accused of continually coercing a female employee to have sex with him, according to a January lawsuit. Ravich also contributed to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Chelsea said she doesn’t plan to run for office but that “it is something I think about as I hope every young person thinks about it,” according to the Journal. She also said that she “disagree[s] deeply with President Trump on, I think, everything practically.”

“For now, I am really focused on trying to make the change I want to see in the world through my work in the foundation, my writing and my teaching,” she told the Journal.

Hillary is considering a 2020 presidential run.

“I support my mom in whatever she wants to do, but she’s never once mentioned that [a presidential run] to me,” Clinton said of her mother.

Clinton recently authored and published, “Start Now! You Can Make a Difference,” which seeks to educate kids about climate change, hunger, endangered animals, bullying and health among other issues.

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