Chelsea Clinton dismissed the rumors that she’s considering a run for Congress — while taking a subtle swipe at fellow political daughter Meghan McCain.
Clinton filled in Wednesday as co-host on “The View” for Joy Behar, who’s been out all week, and was asked right away to comment on rumors that she might run for the House seat vacated by the retiring Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY).
“I understand why people are asking, and someone has asked me some version of this question for literally as long as I can remember,” Clinton said.
Clinton looked at co-host Abby Huntsman, whose father Jon Huntsman served as Utah governor, ran for the Republican presidential nomination and then served until recently as the U.S. ambassador to Russia.
“Abby’s nodding,” she said. “One of my earliest memories is being 3 or 4, and someone asking, are you going to run for governor of Arkansas one day?”
Clinton’s father Bill Clinton served as governor at that time, before going on to serve two terms as president, and her mother has served in the U.S. Senate and as secretary of state before winning the 2016 presidential nomination.
“I share that because it’s a question that shouldn’t just be asked of someone whose last name is Clinton or Huntsman,” Clinton said, as McCain looked on from the next seat.
McCain’s father John McCain served two terms in the House before going on to serve in the Senate from 1987 until his death last year.
“Ask kids, young people, women, and I hope that if the answer to that question is yes, I’m considering it,” Clinton said. “You go to other resources that will help you do that.”
Clinton wouldn’t rule out entering politics at some point, but not now.
“I don’t know, but right now the answer is no,” she said.
US Supreme Court agrees to decide if taxpayer funded religious adoption agencies can discriminate against LGBTQ people
The U.S. Supreme Court has announced it will hear a case that could determine if taxpayer-funded religious organizations, including adoption and foster care agencies, can legally discriminate against LGBTQ people. Monday morning the conservative-majority court agreed to hear Fulton v. Philadelphia, which is being litigated by the far right wing Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
Catholic Social Services is claiming it has a First Amendment right to discriminate against same-sex couples and LGBTQ people, – including refusing to allow them to adopt or foster children – while still accepting taxpayer funds.
Julian Assange lawyer tells court: After pardon fell through, Trump administration resorted to ‘extortion’
An attorney for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused the Trump administration of extortion in a London court on Monday.
The WikiLeaks attorney appeared at Woolwich Crown Court along with U.S. prosecutors, who argued that Assange should be extradited the United States, where he faces 18 charges and up to 175 years in jail.
Attorneys for Assange previously told the court that former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) tried to broker a pardon deal between the White House and Assange if he would agree to say that Russia was not the source of hacked Democratic Party emails.
Black teens shocked after basketball announcer calls their names ‘disgusting’
A longtime announcer at high-school basketball games in Oklahoma sparked outrage last week when he said that black players on the Crooked Oak High School lady's basketball team had "disgusting" names.
Local news station KFOR reports that the announcer made the remarks during a game between Crooked Oak and rival Newkirk High School on Friday.
In a video taken at the game, the announcer can be heard saying, "The Crooked Oak Lady Ruff Necks, now their names are pretty disgusting."