Hillary Clinton on Thursday said if she’s called to serve in the potential Biden administration that she’s ‘ready to help’ fix the United States.
The former 2016 Democratic presidential candidate was speaking during The 19th Represents Summit when she made the remarks.
‘I’m ready to help in any way I can because I think this will be a moment where every American – I don’t care what party you are, I don’t care what age, race, gender, I don’t care – every American should want to fix our country,’ Clinton said.
‘So if you’re asked to serve, you should certainly consider that,’ she added.
Clinton served alongside Joe Biden during Barack Obama’s administration as Secretary of State.
Her tenure was highly criticized by Republicans who questioned her handling of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack and the controversy over her private email server.
After Biden announced that he had selected California Sen Kamala Harris as his running mate for the November election, Clinton praised his decision in a tweet.
‘I’m thrilled to welcome @KamalaHarris to a historic Democratic ticket,’ Clinton tweeted Tuesday.
‘She’s already proven herself to be an incredible public servant and leader. And I know she’ll be a strong partner to @JoeBiden. Please join me in having her back and getting her elected,’ Clinton added.
Harris was also a topic of discussion during Thursday’s summit.
Clinton said she hopes Harris along with women running for political office in the future will receive ‘less sexist’ media coverage than she did in 2016.
‘I still hope, especially with Kamala on the ticket, that the coverage of women running for president or vice president will be less sexist, less sensationalist and less trivializing,’ Clinton said.
Clinton, a Democrat, lost in the electoral college to President Donald Trump in 2016 despite receiving more votes than him nationwide.
She said she had talked with Harris and Biden about their campaign.
‘They are inheriting a mess of historic proportions,’ Clinton said, adding that she did not think the coronavirus pandemic would be over by January when Biden and Harris would take office if they defeat Trump and Vice President Michael Pence.
‘I think Joe and Kamala together will be absolutely ready for lots of long, long days and very short nights working to get as much done as quickly as possible,’ Clinton said.
Clinton added that she expected Trump to cast doubt on the result of the election if he loses.
‘I have every reason to believe Trump is not going to go quietly into the night if he loses,’ Clinton said.