As March appears to mark the beginning of the deluge of Democratic candidates entering the 2020 presidential race, many Americans have wondered if Hillary Clinton would be one of them.
Last night the former secretary of state, senator and first lady announced that she will not be running in 2020. The announcement came during an interview with News12 in New York, where Clinton acknowledged that she is troubled by what is going on in this country, but also appeared to understand that it’s time to let others take the reigns of the party.
“I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe. What’s at stake in our country, the kind of things that are happening right now, are deeply troubling to me,” she said.
Mrs. Clinton has continued to speak out on social media, and has been one of many strong voices to push back on some of Trump’s more controversial policies, particular his policy of separating children at the border.
With already 14 candidates having entered the race on the Democrat’s side, a Clinton entrance would have certainly been an interesting addition to the crowded field. And while there were certainly millions of Americans who would have loved to see the 2016 nominee run for a third time, there are likely just as many Americans who are happy to that she has decided to give others a shot.