(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton doesn’t agree with progressive Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who said she was skeptical whether a woman would ever become president in the United States.
Appearing on the “State of the Union” program on CNN recently, Clinton said:
“I think that a woman will become our president at some point. I certainly understand all of the obstacles you have to overcome to get there. But, I continue to tell young women and girls that if they feel motivated to pursue political office, they should do so, with their eyes wide open about how hard it is.”
Earlier in September, AOC gave an interview to GQ. During it, she said her experience as a representative in the House showed her “how deeply and unconsciously, as well as consciously, so many people in this country hate women.”
She added that misogyny “transcends political ideology,” and that permeates through all political parties.
Clinton became the first woman to win the presidential nominee of a major political party when she faced off against former President Donald Trump in the 2016 election. AOC herself has been named as a possible presidential candidate in the future, though her progressive policies cast her as a major alternative to the Democratic establishment in the party.
AOC spoke directly to this in her interview with GQ. She said that girls sometimes say they would like to see her become president one day, and that she responds:
“I admit to sometimes believing that I live in a country that would never let that happen.”
Clinton herself said she understands the concerns that AOC has about a woman becoming president in the U.S. one day. That being said, she said it was still important to fight for that to happen in the future. She commented:
“I think it’s sad that we have so many people who seem to either resent or oppose women in the public arena, whether it’s politics or government or the media or anything else. That’s something we have to keep standing up against and speaking out against.
“Unfortunately, social media, with all of its misogyny, has made it more difficult, but we can’t be bullied into silence or giving up on our own dreams. We have to continue to pursue them and encourage others to do the same.”
Clinton first ran for president in 2008, but lost in the Democratic Primary to eventual President Barack Obama. After losing that race, she was named the U.S. Secretary of State in the Biden administration.
Hillary has been making the rounds doing tours with her daughter Chelsea. It’s all being done to promote a docu-series the two have worked on that’s focused on women called “Gutsy.” Last week, while on that tour, Hillary said she wouldn’t be running for president again herself.
As she told CBS News:
“But, I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that we have a president who respects our democracy and the rule of law and upholds our institutions.”