Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton is one of the world’s most dedicated champions of women’s rights. As a former secretary of state, U.S. senator, first lady and presidential candidate, Clinton leveled the playing field for women in leadership, and her message of progress and resilience continues to inspire the next generation. Clinton joins Washington Post opinions writer Jonathan Capehart on International Women’s Day, Monday, March 8 at 2:00pm ET.

Highlights

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton says it was “heartrending” to watch Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, during their interview with Oprah Winfrey. ““The fact she did not get more support, that the reaction was, you know, ‘let’s just paper it over and pretend it didn’t happen or it will go away, just keep your head down’—well, this young woman was not going to keep her head down. This is 2021 and she wanted to live her life and be fully engaged and she had every right to hope for that.” (Washington Post Live)
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton says if she was still in the Senate, she would vote to do away with the filibuster. “I think it has outlasted its usefulness. I think one of our problems right now is that we have a minority that is become more and more extreme that’s basically holding the majority, not just of the Congress, but of the country, back.” (Washington Post Live)
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton says hopes the Republican Party will “find its soul” and “understand they can’t keep playing with fire.” “A lot of them thought they could control Trump, they could use him to take over the Supreme Court, they could use him to recklessly cut taxes, they could do what their own agenda was demanding because he didn’t care about any of it other than his power, his adulation, the role that he played rather than the job he was supposed to do. I hope the Republican Party catches up with the rest of the country.” (Washington Post Live)
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton says the sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are serious and need to be investigated thoroughly. “You know I’ve said, Jonathan, that the allegations are serious, and they need to be investigated thoroughly, not only for the sake of the women who have stepped forward to bring these allegations, but for all New Yorkers. And I’m very confident that the attorney general will conduct an independent, comprehensive investigation and I think we should all wait to see what those results are.” (Washington Post Live)