Pelosi: Hillary Clinton Is Most Qualified To Run In 2016

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talked up Hillary Clinton’s presidential qualification during a speech on Thursday in LIttle Rock, Ark., the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

According to the report, Pelosi is even praying for Clinton to jump in the race:

“I pray that Hillary Clinton decides to run for president of the United States,” Pelosi said, drawing loud applause from the crowd of several hundred at the Robinson Center. “… Nobody has been first lady and senator and now secretary of state. Putting everything aside that she is a woman, she’d be the best qualified person that we’ve seen [in recent years].”

 

Pelosi said Clinton getting elected would be “such a lift for our country” and the world.

 

“Think of the message it sends to women in the world,” she said. “The most powerful figure in the world is a woman, and she also happens to be the most qualified for the job.”

h/t Politico.

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