Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday night that excessive partisanship flowing through the nation’s political system is causing the U.S. to march “backwards instead of forward” and pointed to fall elections as a sign of how the country might tackle problems.
The former secretary of state reflected on her time at the State Department, the U.S. relationship with Russia and the advice she gives to young women during her appearance at the annual Women in the World summit. But when the moderator asked her to address the nation’s future, Clinton cited the need to “get back to evidence-based decision-making.”
Addressing hundreds of women, Clinton said there’s a double-standard for how women are treated in the media and that she counsels young women to be resilient when they face challenges. “Believe me, this is hard-won advice,” Clinton said to laughter.