As her mother weighs a potential 2016 presidential bid, Chelsea Clinton is keeping her options open as well.
In an interview that aired Monday on CNN, the former first daughter said a run for political office isn’t in the near future but that could change down the line.
Clinton said she is “grateful to live in a city, in a state and in a country where I really believe in my elected officials and their ethos and their competencies.” But she added, “If some day either of those weren’t true and I thought I could make more of a difference in the public sector or if I didn’t like how my city or my state or my country were being run, I’d have to ask and answer that question.”
The Clinton family has continued to dominate headlines, with Hillary’s pending decision on whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign chief among them. On Tuesday, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus threatened to boycott NBC and CNN primary debates if the networks did not pull back plans to air features on the former first lady and secretary of State.
Meanwhile, former President Bill Clinton’s work for the Clinton Foundation has garnered international attention of late, as has a recent AARP profile in which he credited his vegan diet for turning his health around.
But Chelsea, too, has raised her profile in recent years by taking a more hands-on role with the Clinton Foundation and NBC. For years, the Clinton daughter shied away from the media but has more willingly become an advocate for liberal and humanity causes.
“I had very much led a deliberately private life for a long time and now I am attempting to lead a purposely public life,” she said.