Clinton suggested that the controversy over whether transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in women’s sports, and whether minors should be given access to puberty blockers and experimental “reassignment” surgeries, is not a hill worth dying on, according to The Financial Times.
The outlet’s reporter asked Clinton, “Democrats seem to be going out of their way to lose elections by elevating activist causes, notably the transgender debate, which are relevant only to a small minority. What sense does it make to depict JK Rowling as a fascist?”
Clinton replied: “We are standing on the precipice of losing our democracy, and everything that everybody else cares about then goes out the window.”
“Look, the most important thing is to win the next election,” she continued. “The alternative is so frightening that whatever does not help you win should not be a priority.”
Clinton has criticized the leftist wing of the Democrat Party before, arguing in December that deep-blue districts are not representative of the rest of the country.
“I think that it is a time for some careful thinking about what wins elections, and not just in deep-blue districts where a Democrat and a liberal Democrat, or so-called progressive Democrat, is going to win,” Clinton said at the time.
“I understand why people want to argue for their priorities. That’s what they believe they were elected to do.”
However, those debates mean “nothing if we don’t have a Congress that will get things done, and we don’t have a White House that we can count on to be sane and sober and stable and productive,” she added.
Clinton also ruled out another presidential bid in 2024 during her interview with The Financial Times.
“No, out of the question,” she said. “First of all, I expect Biden to run. He certainly intends to run. It would be very disruptive to challenge that.”