Former Rep. Michele Bachmann to HuffPo: I empathize with Hillary Clinton
January 28, 2016 — 7:25am
WASHINGTON -- Former Minnesota GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann says she feels for Hillary Clinton.
In a Huffington Post podcast dubbed "Candidate Confessional" Bachmann says women presidential hopefuls have to work harder to look good -- or they will be more negatively judged compared to men.
Bachmann ran an unsuccessful bid for president in 2012 -- she didn't make it past the Iowa caucuses. She departed Congress in 2014.
"I really do have great empathy for what Mrs. Clinton is going through, because the hill that she has to climb on -- appearance -- it's just a different hill than men have to climb," she said to Huffington Post. "I'm not whining about it. It's just reality."
The podcasts seek to get unsuccessful candidates for office to tell all about what life was like on the campaign trail.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."