Former Sec. of State Madeleine Albright attempted to shame young women voters at a Hillary Clinton campaign event on Saturday, repeating her now-famous line: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”
Albright joined New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker at a rally in Concord, N.H., just days before the nation’s first presidential primary of the 2016 campaign.The 78-year-old diplomat, who served in the Bill Clinton White House, complained that some young women “don’t understand the importance of why young women have to support Hillary Clinton.”
“The story is not over, they’re going to want to push us back. Appointments to the Supreme Court make all the difference,” Albright said of Republicans, adding that young women “have to help” and that “Hillary Clinton will be there for you.”
“Just remember: there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” Albright said, much to the joy of Clinton, who is seen laughing at the remark, which she has used numerous times in the past.
Albright’s plea comes as Clinton trails Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by a huge margin in New Hampshire and among young voters in general. According to a recent poll from the Marist Institute of Public Opinion, 76 percent of likely Democratic voters in New Hampshire under 30 support Sanders. He has the support of 72 percent of those under 45 in the Granite State. That includes a 29-point lead among women in that age group.