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Hillary Clinton At Reid Retirement Party: ‘Not The Speech I Expected To Give At The Capitol After The Election…’

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

Hillary Clinton referenced her monumental loss to Donald Trump during her first appearance on Capitol Hill since the election.

(Photo: YouTube screen grab)

(Photo: YouTube screen grab)

“This is not exactly the speech at the Capitol I expected to be giving after the election,” Clinton — dressed in a purple pantsuit — said as she stepped up to the lectern. “After a few selfies taken in the woods, I am thankful to be here.”

“I grateful to Senator Reid for inviting me,” she said.

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Clinton paid tribute to John Glenn, the astronaut who died shortly before the ceremony began. She then went on to recall her favorite memories with Reid, who is retiring after 34 years in Congress.

“He’s never afraid to speak out, when it’s not easy or popular,” she said of Reid. “I wish you and your family all the happiness in the world. You’ve earned it.”