Hillary Clinton: U.S. ‘Careening From Crisis To Crisis Instead Of Having A Plan’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lamented the state of politics in Washington on Thursday night, telling supporters at a glitzy Center for American Progress event in downtown D.C. that “commonsense solutions” were needed to correct the nation’s path.

“We are careening from crisis to crisis instead of having a plan, bringing people to that plan,” Clinton said, urging lawmakers to come together on a way forward following a raucus government shutdown fight.

The rumored 2016 presidential contender, seen by many as a frontrunner if she decided to jump in the race, praised the organization she helped found on its ten-year anniversary for advancing the causes of progressivism at home and abroad.

“As I traveled as secretary of state it was not uncommon for me to be asked about CAP,” she said.

Liberal billionaire investor George Soros also backed Ready for Hillary on Thursday, the unaffiliated super PAC organizing support for her possible 2016 presidential run.

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