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Clinton Spox Fallon On Albright’s ‘Special Place In Hell’ Remark: She’s Used It Before Talking About ‘Female Empowerment’


Hillary Clinton for America Press Secretary Brian Fallon defended former Secretary of State Madeline Albright’s comments that there’s a “special place in hell” for women who don’t help out other women while campaigning for Clinton by arguing the comments were “misinterpreted” and “something that she’s used for years in other contexts, talking about female empowerment” on Monday’s “MSNBC Live.”

Fallon was asked whether he wishes Albright hadn’t said what she said. He responded, “I think that comment’s been misinterpreted. That’s a line that she has used for years.”

Anchor Chris Jansing then cut in to say, “And maybe some would say belongs back in the ’60s or ’70s or ’80s.”

Fallon then said, “Well, I think it — I even saw that it was on a Starbucks coffee cup a few years ago, it’s something that she’s used for years in other contexts, talking about female empowerment. Look, Hillary Clinton, the fact she’s a female is an important attribute of hers. I think it means that she would bring a unique perspective to the Oval Office, one we haven’t had with any of the 44 presidents to date. But we know that women are not going to vote for her, or any voter’s not going to vote for her, simply based on her gender, nor are we asking them to. We’re very pleased to have strong support among women generally. We know that [Democratic presidential candidate Senator] Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is going to pick up support from women as well, and we respect that.”

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