Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday she is not interested in a second presidential run.
Clinton said in a CBS interview that she has no plans to seek re-election, a comment that many see as a veiled hint that she may seek another term.
“I am not going to run for another term,” Clinton told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“I think that would be a mistake.
I don’t think it’s the right time.”
The former first lady has struggled with her health and was hospitalized in May, just days after suffering a heart attack.
She said she will “stay home” while undergoing treatment and that she is in “total remission.”
“My doctor is very optimistic about my health,” Clinton said.
“I have a great relationship with my doctors. So, I don�t want to speculate on anything at this point.
But, I think that it�s a very good thing for me to stay home.”
She also said she is “optimistic” she will recover from her surgery and will return to work in the coming months.
In July, Clinton announced she was taking a six-month hiatus from public life.
She had been planning to take a six months vacation, a spokeswoman for the former first family told the AP.
“As I said, I will be taking time away from the public spotlight,” Clinton spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in July.
“The decision to take that time off from public service was a difficult one.
I will continue to support her efforts to heal.”
Clinton has made no secret of her health struggles and has frequently spoken about her condition and how she has struggled to find a public outlet.
She has been diagnosed with pneumonia last year and has been hospitalized three times since.
Her health problems have been widely reported.
In her CBS interview, Clinton said that she was going to work for a while, but the last thing she wanted was for her to get sick.
“There�s no reason for me not to work,” Clinton says.
“But it doesn�t feel right right.”
“We are not in the same place as we were before,” Clinton continued.
“We are on the cusp of another crisis, and I think it is important that we move forward and have a conversation about what we need to do.”