Hillary Clinton Signals She’s Back, Slams White House For Sexist Comments

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In her most political remarks since November’s presidential election, Hillary Clinton signaled that she’s ready to get back into the arena on Tuesday during a keynote speech given to a diversity conference in San Francisco, CA.

“The last few months haven’t been exactly what I envisioned, although I do know what I’m fighting for: I’m fighting for a fairer, big-hearted, inclusive America. And the unfinished business of the 21st century can’t wait any longer. Now is the time to demand the progress we want to see … and I’ll be right there with you every step of the way,” said Clinton.

Secretary Clinton was particularly forceful and did not mince words when she jumped to the defense of Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) and White House Correspondent April D. Ryan amidst a news day that saw both notable and accomplished women of color the subject of insulting comments made by conservative (white, male) talking heads.

Ryan was on the receiving end of a rude public display by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, while Waters was insulted by FOX News pundit Bill O’Reilly, who made a racist comment about her hair.

The keynote address was critical of the White House, a sharp contract to Secretary Clinton’s mostly low-key post-election presence, one that she described in her speech as being “not the outcome that she had hoped for.” Still, the comments were her most forceful to date, signaling that she may be getting comfortable in a post-election role of Watch Dog.

That sentiment was corroborated by a tweet sent to her millions of Twitter followers on Tuesday evening in which she criticized news today of Donald Trump’s repeal of Obama-era progress made on environmental protections.

During her speech in San Francisco, she skewered the GOP attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, calling the bill that ultimately failed last week “disastrous.”

“Really? Take away maternity care?” Clinton said. “Who do these people talk to?”

Clinton talked of the importance of “advancing the rights and opportunities of women and girls” and urged for greater female presence in Washington D.C.

A call placed to Clinton’s counsel asking whether she planned to challenge the outcome of the election in light of recent news that the FBI is in possession of evidence that suggests Donald Trump’s campaign may have colluded with Russian cyber intelligence individuals to release damaging information on Clinton was unanswered at press time.

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Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a rising political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary has made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley and is a Juris Doctor graduate from Chapman University School of Law. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, and more. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. By night, Alex is an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com

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