- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, made a rare post-election public appearance Tuesday to promote the rights and opportunities of women and take aim at the Trump administration.

Mrs. Clinton has kept a low-profile following her stunning loss to President Trump in the November election, but the former secretary of state resurfaced to headline Professional Business Women of California conference in San Francisco.

“I am thrilled to be out of the woods, and in the company of so many inspiring women, and there is no place I’d rather than here with you — other than the White House,” Mrs. Clinton said.

Mrs. Clinton went on to lament the lack of women in the Trump administration, saying it is the lowest it has been in a generation.

She also criticized Mr. Trump and House GOP leaders, celebrating the “wave of resistance” that rose up against their push to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Mrs. Clinton said they tried to “jam through a bill that would have kicked 24 million people off their insurance, defunded Planned Parenthood, jeopardized access to affordable birth control, deprive people with disabilities and the elderly and nursing homes with essential care.”

She also highlighted a tense exchange at the daily White House briefing between press secretary Sean Spicer and April Ryan of American Urban Radio.

“Too many women, especially women of color have had a lifetime of practice taking precisely these kinds of indignities in stride, but why should we have to?” Mrs. Clinton said.

• Seth McLaughlin can be reached at smclaughlin@washingtontimes.com.

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