Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton touted the importance of “macaroni and cheese” issues in the federal government, as she teased a presidential run in a speech last night.
During her appearance at the EMILY’s List 30th anniversary gala, Clinton recognized Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), who recently announced she’ll retire after 2016.
Mikulski, she explained, helped her when she was elected to the U.S. Senate from New York.
“She knew the ropes, but she also knew how to cut through all the hot air,” Clinton said. “She understands that, yes, we have to work on macro issues and also macaroni and cheese issues, too.”
EMILY’s List is a political action committee that fights for abortion rights and backed Clinton during her first attempt to win the Democratic nomination for president.
As Clinton took the stage, she told the audience that she was basking in the “grandmother glow,” referring to her daughter Chelsea Clinton’s new baby Charlotte.
“Six months in, it’s better than a spa treatment,” she said. “I highly recommend it.”
Clinton also urged the crowd to continue fighting for women and helping them win elections for the purpose of defending their “reproductive health choices.”
She also teased her own potential presidential run in 2016.
“I suppose it’s only fair to say, ‘Don’t you someday want to see a woman president?’” she asked as the room cheered.