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Hillary Ducks on Whether Women Who Don’t Support Her Are Going to Hell

In tonight’s PBS Democratic debate, Judy Woodruff asked Hillary Clinton about her surrogate, Madeleine Albright, suggesting “there’s a special place in Hell,” for women who don’t support her candidacy. 

“Do you agree with what she said,” Woodruff asked. 

Clinton didn’t say, pivoting instead to her ambitions to “empower everyone.”

Here’s a transcript of the exchange:

WOODRUFF: As you know, just quickly, your strong supporter, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said the other day that there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support other women. Do you agree with what she said?

CLINTON: Well, look, I think she’s been saying that for as long as I’ve known her, which is about 25 years. But it doesn’t change my view that we need to empower everyone, women and men to make the best decisions in their minds that they can make. That’s what I’ve always stood for. And when it comes to the issues that are really on the front lines as to whether we’re going to have equal pay, paid family leave, some opportunity for, you know, women to go as far as their hard work and talent take them, I think that we still have some barriers to knock down, which is why that’s at the core of my campaign. I would notice just for historic aside, somebody told me earlier today we’ve had like 200 presidential primary debates, and this is the first time there have been a majority of women on the stage. So we’ll take our progress wherever we can find it.

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