Hillary Clinton’s whirlwind book tour brought her Friday into the heart of Texas, where she told a gathering in the liberal enclave of Austin that her decision to run for president would come only after another important event — the birth of her first grandchild.
“I say at the end of the book in the epilogue, because obviously I do have a decision to make. I am not going to make it before I have my grandchild and figure out how that feels,” Clinton told a crowd of about 2,000 people, according to NBC News’ Alex Moe. “I am not going to be missing that experience. And also we have an important election in November, don’t forget that, and it has big consequences.”
Speaking of the looming midterm elections, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz told C-SPAN Friday that she expects the former secretary of state to turn out for Democratic candidates.
“She’s going to be involved in helping Democrats across the country to get elected, including the DNC,” Wasserman Schultz said, as quoted by the Associated Press.
During Friday’s event to promote her new memoir, “Hard Choices,” Clinton called the Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance rulings that have opened the floodgates for money in politics “very unfortunate.” She also urged the crowd to get involved in the democratic process.
“Every single person in our country with your vote is equal to anybody else’s. But if you don’t vote, you cede the field to people you then complain about for the next years. So it is time to stand up for the right to vote for every single person in our country.”
Clinton recently gave a wide-ranging interview to the London Times newspaper, in which she opened up on her and former President Bill Clinton’s lives as private citizens.
“We really like to hang out with each other,” she said. “We do a lot of hill-walking, walking our dogs, watching television.”