Claim: Statement reproduces Hillary Clinton's response when asked to identify her major accomplishments as Secretary of State.
Example: [Missoulian, 2014]
She answered, "My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I'm glad you asked. My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know. The remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture and we didn't do that. Very proud. I would say that's a major accomplishment."
Wow! Killer speech, Hills. I can hardly wait until 2016 so you will be able to speechify to your little heart's content. It will be interesting when you come to Missoula if you will be able to get the local libs to lower themselves to screaming and wailing and chanting and crying in your presence like the current fool in power did.
Scott Boyer, Hamilton
Origins: Former First Lady and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton served as U.S. Secretary of State for the first term of President Barack Obama's administration, stepping down from that position after four years — ostensibly to pursue a "new, lower-stress life," but in the eyes of many pundits Clinton declined to serve a second term in the Obama cabinet in order to better prepare for a 2016 presidential run of her own.
In mid-2014 many web sites began reproducing the quote referenced above, putatively a response given by Hillary Clinton on
It's doubtful that Hillary Clinton made such a statement, however. None of the numerous reproductions of this quote we've found on the Internet makes any mention of whom Hillary Clinton was speaking to when she allegedly said it or identifies the specifics of the setting in which it was supposedly uttered. (Where did this event take place? Was it a speech or an interview? Who asked her the question? What else did Hillary say on that occasion?)
We've also found no record of Clinton's having engaged in any public appearance or interview on
Hillary Clinton did sit for an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer which aired on
Last updated: 2 May 2015
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