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.
Devin Nunes warns of ‘zombie apocalypse’ from homeless people: ‘We let our criminals out’
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) suggested on Sunday that homeless people are the "zombie apocalypse" even though they have not seen large numbers of infections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The situation out here in California with the homeless population is quite dire and that was before the coronavirus," Nunes explained to Fox News. "It's almost like zombie apocalypse. You've seen the pictures."
"I've got several thousand just in my district," he continued. "It's largely due because we let our criminals out. We pass laws that let multiple convicted drug abusers out. Now unfortunately, a lot of these people -- I call it zombie apocalypse because a lot of these people have done drugs for a long period of time. You know, they're just not well."
‘A mockery of independence’: Trump to nominate White House lawyer to oversee $4.5 trillion coronavirus relief bill
A late Friday announcement regarding President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee the implementation of the recently-passed $4.5 trillion coronavirus relief bill was regarded by government watchdogs as the president's latest attempt to protect the interests of powerful corporations while Americans are focused on the coronavirus pandemic.
The White House announced that Trump would nominate Brian D. Miller, a special assistant to the president and senior associate counsel in the White House Counsel office, to oversee the prevention of fraud and abuse in the relief program. The law includes minimal relief for the public and what progressives have derided as a $500 billion "slush fund" for corporations, allowing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to "bail out any corporation he pleases, with almost no conditions," as Patriotic Millionaires chair Morris Pearl wrote last month.
Louisiana pastor grilled on CNN for plan to pack 27 buses full of worshipers and haul them to church during COVID-19 crisis
A Louisiana pastor was put on the spot on Sunday morning by CNN's Victor Blackwell for his plan to load up his buses and haul worshipers to his planned Sunday service at a time when the highly-c0ntagious COVID-19 pandemic has claimed thousands of lives throughout the country.
Speaking with the CNN host, Life Tabernacle Church pastor Tony Spell said he was ignoring advice from local officials to not host the service because it would endanger the health of his followers.
Asked whether he planned to go forward despite warnings, the pastor replied, "This morning, yes, sir, 10:00 AM. We will actually run our buses. We have 27 buses that we cover in a 50-mile radius of our city. We bring people into the house of God, feed them natural food and spiritual food and then we go right back into our respective places. It takes us about eight hours to run into service on Sunday morning and then we come back in tonight."