‘Lip service’

Hillary Clinton says Ivanka should be ‘held accountable’ for her father’s policies

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

In an interview with Refinery29’s Arianna Davis, Hillary Clinton gave a blunt response when asked whether she considered Ivanka Trump complicit in her father’s policies.

“Everyone associated with him … they’re either on board with that, or they’re not. And if they’re not, they need to be speaking out or leaving. But if they remain silent and just give lip service to contrary points of views, then they are part of his agenda and should be judged and held accountable for that,” Clinton told Davis.

Ivanka, who describes herself as a feminist, has at times appeared to contradict her father by expressing support for Syrian refugees, promising to combat the gender pay gap, and by condemning the role of neo-Nazis in a deadly Charlottesville white nationalism rally even as the president was busy blaming counter-protesters.

Unfortunately, as Clinton pointed out, Ivanka’s actions have seldom lived up to her words. Most recently, Ivanka responded to her father’s discontinuation of a rule requiring companies to collect data on the wage gap — a rule that she had previously supported — by explaining that while she still believed that “transparency is important” to eliminating the pay gap, that in this case transparency wouldn’t help.

Moving on from Ivanka’s complicity, Clinton also shared details from the recent election and even responded to critics who have claimed that her marriage with Bill Clinton is an “arrangement.”

Read the full story at Refinery29.


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