Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she will “never” leave politics during a new interview discussing the release of her first political novel.
“I will never be out of the game of politics,” Clinton said on ABC News. She clarified, “I’m not going to be running for anything.”
“I really am worried about what’s happening at home and around the world,” Clinton said.
The failed 2016 presidential candidate added: “So I’m never going to get out of, you know, being involved, worried, and hopefully trying to help in some way.”
State of terror
The interview came as she ramps up marketing for her first co-authored novel, State of Terror, available Oct. 12.
“My first foray into fiction! It was a labor of love with my friend (and favorite mystery author) Louise Penny, and I can’t wait for you to read it. Pre-order “State of Terror” now to dive in as soon as it’s released next Tuesday, October 12,” Clinton tweeted.
The New York Times, unsurprisingly, has also featured the novel in advance of its release.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 11, 2021
Fiction or reality?
Some have mocked Clinton’s book as more reality than fiction. The title State of Terror could also resemble how people remember her leadership regarding American deaths during the Benghazi fiasco.
One Twitter user wrote, “You’ve been peddling fiction your entire public life. Not surprising you’d write a book called ‘State of Terror.'”
Others thought the title sounded a lot like Clinton’s presidential campaign and attacks on former President Donald Trump after his victory. “State of Terror… a book about ‘high stakes diplomacy and treachery’. Not sure if this is fiction, or just the fever dream of the last 4 years in book form,” another Twitter user wrote.
The novel is new ground for Clinton, but the themes are not. Her novel may offer her new opportunities to speak out about her politics interests, but do not appear to be part of any future run for office.