Clinton on candidacy: 'One of the merits is I am a woman'
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntercept DC bureau chief says Biden picks are 'same people' from Obama years The Hill's 12:30 Report - Third vaccine candidate with 90% efficacy Biden won — so why did Trump's popularity hit its highest point ever? MORE is touting her gender as among the factors that voters should consider when judging her qualifications for the presidency.

"Clearly, I'm not asking people to vote for me simply because I'm a woman. I'm asking people to vote for me on the merits," Clinton said while on the campaign trail in West Columbia, S.C., according to CNN.


"I think one of the merits is I am a woman. And I can bring those views and perspectives to the White House."

Clinton was reportedly responding to a questioner who said his daughter had told him that men have had the presidency for "long enough."

The former first lady and secretary of State has been more vocal about the possibility of becoming the first female president than she was in 2008, something that has drawn fire from Republicans.

When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellImmigration, executive action top Biden preview of first 100 days Spending deal clears obstacle in shutdown fight McConnell pushed Trump to nominate Barrett on the night of Ginsburg's death: report MORE (R-Ky.) said this week that Clinton couldn’t rely on the “gender card” to win the White House, her campaign pushed back on social media.

Her campaign paired the social media “#gendercard” barrage with a short online video hitting the GOP candidates on abortion rights, equal pay and paid sick leave, with a focus on former Gov. Jeb Bush (Fla.).