Hillary Clinton: Dems Won’t Be Hurt By My Delayed 2016 Decision


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Hillary Clinton, addressed her timetable for deciding on a 2016 presidential bid, in an interview segment with ABC’s Diane Sawyer that aired on Sunday.

“I will be on the way to making a decision by the end of the year, yes,” Clinton said about her decision-making process, adding that she definitely won’t announce a decision before the end of this year and that it’s “probably likely” that she won’t come to a conclusion until 2015.

“I just want to kind of get through this year, travel around the country, sign books, help in the midterm elections in the fall, and then take a deep breath and kind of go through my pluses and minuses about what I will – and will not – be thinking about as I make the decision,” she said.

Clinton, who has long been the presumptive Democratic nominee in 2016, said that any delay in her decision on a run won’t have a negative impact on the party.

“No. I mean, no. People can do whatever they choose to do on whatever timetable they decide,” she said when asked if the party was “frozen” while she made her decision.

Clinton also discussed Benghazi, and said she’s not sure whether she will testify before the House select committee.

“That’s going to be up to the people running the hearing,” she said. “We’ll see what they decide to do, how they conduct themselves, whether or not this is, you know, one more travesty about the loss of four Americans, or whether this is, in the best tradition of the Congress, an effort to figure out how – what we can do better.”