Hillary Clinton: I'm Not Endorsing Anyone

Posted: Oct 01, 2019 9:50 AM

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told late night show host Stephen Colbert she is not endorsing anyone from the current set of Democratic candidates.

The former secretary of state, and daughter Chelsea, were on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Monday night discussing their new book when Colbert asked how it felt to see multiple women run for president.

"You know, I have to say it feels great. When I ran, there were more women in space than women running for president, right?" Clinton said.

Colbert then asked if Clinton had endorsed anyone yet.

"No. No, I’m not going to," she replied.

"What if somebody came out and said let’s get rid of the Electoral College?" Colbert followed up.

"I think they’ve all said that. I’ve said that since 2000, and boy did I mean it in 2000," Clinton joked.

Clinton is not the only big name Democrat to not endorse anyone during the primary. Former President Barack Obama has stayed silent on his preferred choice, even with his former vice president now in the mix.

In the early days of the presidential race, Joe Biden claimed he asked Obama to not endorse him.

"I asked President Obama not to endorse and he doesn't want to — whoever wins this nomination should win it on their own merits," Biden said.

In a statement shortly after Biden entered the race, Obama spokeswoman Katie Hill said, "President Obama has long said that selecting Joe Biden as his running mate in 2008 was one of the best decisions he ever made. He relied on the vice president’s knowledge, insight, and judgment throughout both campaigns and the entire presidency. The two forged a special bond over the last 10 years and remain close today."