Jansing & Co. , 1/24/13, 7:00 PM ET

Is Hillary untouchable?

The National Journal's Matthew Cooper talks about the successes of the past four years for the Secretary of State and whether that will ensure a presidential victory if she decides to run in 2016.

Is Hillary Clinton untouchable?


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will sit down with President Obama Friday for their first joint interview on television. It caps off a busy and contentious week, including a grueling day of questions on Capitol Hill Wednesday over the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya.

“Ever since she and Bill Clinton got to Washington in 1993, there’s been one ‘scandal’, in quotation marks, after another, most of which have proven to be not really scandalous at all.” National Journal’s Matt Cooper said on msnbc’s Jansing & Co. Friday.

Cooper says Secretary Clinton has managed to withstand critics during her decades of public service, including Republican Senators who fired off some tough questions during the Benghazi hearing.

“If you keep crying wolf essentially about someone, it’s very hard for the 39th time you do it for it to stick,” Cooper told msnbc’s Chris Jansing.

Secretary Clinton’s joint interview Friday with President Obama is sure to include questions about her future, including a possible presidential run in 2016.

“The two elections from New York for Senate capped a very long run and unique path-breaking run as First Lady,” said Cooper. “I think she’s gotten a lot of praise for her helm at the State Department. So it’s really raised her from being a big national figure to a truly global figure. And so if she decides at close to age 70 that she wants to run, she’ll obviously be a very formidable candidate.”


Is Hillary Clinton untouchable?