2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said in an interview published Thursday she is open to serving in a potential Biden-Harris administration next year.
“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 in an interview with 19th News. “So if you’re asked to serve, you should certainly consider that.”
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— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 13, 2020
Prior to her failed presidential run four years ago, Clinton previously served as secretary of state in the Obama administration, working alongside then-Vice President Joe Biden. The pair had also been colleagues in the Senate before joining the Obama White House, with Clinton representing New York and Biden representing Delaware.
In February, a month before Biden pledged to pick a female running mate, Clinton flirted with the idea of running for vice president with whoever captured the nomination.
“Never say never,” Clinton told Ellen DeGeneres but clarified she “probably won’t be asked.”
In 2016, Clinton lost in the Electoral College, capturing only 232 electoral votes of the 270 needed. Now-President Donald Trump won with 306. Since then, Clinton has re-emerged in the national spotlight starring in a Hulu documentary and announcing plans to launch her own podcast this year.
Clinton was not considered a primary contender in the Biden veepstakes.