SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election, criticizing the country’s Republican leaders on everything from health care to the shortage of women appointees in top administration positions.

Cracking jokes about her November defeat and her months out of the limelight since, Clinton spoke to thousands of businesswomen in San Francisco, joking there was no place she’d rather be, “other than the White House.”

Without mentioning President Donald Trump by name, Clinton faulted the Republican presidential administration repeatedly, including calling its representation of women in top jobs “the lowest in a generation.”

She declared herself appalled at a much-circulated photo showing an all-male group of Republican lawmakers last month negotiating women’s coverage in health care legislation, noting a social-media parody of it that showed an all-dog panel deciding on feline care.

Last week’s failure of the GOP health care bill, Clinton told a cheering, applauding crowd, was “a victory for all Americans.”

Clinton has kept a low profile after Trump defeated her for the presidency, except chiefly for sightings while she took walks outdoors with her husband, former President Bill Clinton. She said earlier this month that she intended to start speaking out again on public issues.

On Tuesday, she urged voters to resist Trump policies that she said included suspicion of refugees and suppression of the vote in some areas.

“It’s the kinds of things you think about when you take long walks in the woods,” she said. “Resist, insist, persist, enlist.”

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Comments (4)
  1. I’d like to go, so see her latest signs and symptoms of neurological impairment.

  2. How much was she paid, 250? Who paid her?

  3. Greg Gadfly says:

    Corrupt FBI and DEA employees have been running a theft ring that preys on their suspects.

    Las Vegas, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area is where majority of the criminal activity has been occurring.

    As we all know, during Barrack Obama’s presidency the employee count for the D.O.J. has nearly doubled. Incomplete and improper back ground checks have turned the DOJ into a criminal operation. People like Jim Li and Denis Reed from Milpitas regularly steal from their suspects.

    Current employees work with retied employees to make the stealing happen. To assist in the stealing, employees falsify evidence which allows them to obtain warrants. During servicing of the bogus warrant, agents gather intelligence, look for entry points, cameras, alarms, dogs, home owner schedules, valuables, etc, and also copy keys if available. Later based on observed home owner schedules and other intelligence, the corrupt agents return and steal valuables.

    No one will do anything about the rampant stealing, supervisors are not motivated to do anything because they are often compensated to keep quite or have been involved in the stealing as well.

    It is a culture of crime.

    The Department of Justice is corrupt trash.