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
Hillary Clinton made no such statement, however. None of the numerous reproductions of this quote 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 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