Hillary Clinton has blamed everything under the sun for her loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 election. On Monday, she emphasized (for the umpteenth time) that “misogyny” and “sexism” were the reasons she failed to win.
“Any of you who’ve read my book about 'what happened' know that I think misogyny and sexism was part of that campaign—it was one of the contributing factors,” Clinton said at Georgetown University Monday where she presented the Human Rights Awards. “Some of it was old-fashioned sexism and the refusal to accept the equality of women, and certainly the equality of women’s leadership, and some of it as an outgrowth of all of this anxiety and insecurity that is playing on people and leading them in a hunt for scapegoats.”
“This is an election year, 2018 in the United States, so there’s a lot to be done to say we’re not going backwards,” she concluded.
As the honorary founding chair of the university’s Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, Clinton said the ballot box is the best way to advance women’s equality.
“Certainly, voting remains the principal way that every individual can express an opinion,” Clinton said. “And anyone who chooses not to vote, basically leaves that opinion to others and perhaps don’t hold your values.”
Clinton has been forced to respond recently to why she let a male staffer who was sexually harassing a subordinate during her 2008 campaign keep his job.
The former secretary of state did just that moments before President Trump's State of the Union address to minimize coverage, explaining that, "If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t."