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Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said Democrats should focus on winning the election and not making the transgender debate a priority.

Clinton made the remarks in an extensive interview with the Financial Times published on Friday. Reporter Clinton was pressured to state her position on some of the issues raised by Democrats at the national level.

“Democrats are looking to lose the election by elevating the transgender debate, especially the transgender debate, to a small minority, the causes of the activists. What does it mean to portray JK Rowling as a fascist?” Asked the reporter.

“We stand on a python that loses our democracy, and everything that everyone cares about comes out of the window,” Clinton responded. “Look, the important thing is to win the next election. The alternative is very scary. The main thing is not to help you win.”

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WASHINGTON, USA - July 14: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses a campaign rally on July 14, 2016 at Northern Community College in Annadale, Washington, USA.

WASHINGTON, USA – July 14: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses a campaign rally on July 14, 2016 at Northern Community College in Annadale, Washington, USA.
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The Clinton Press Office did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Fox News Digital.

Clinton has become accustomed to criticizing the most radical members of the Democratic Party in recent months. She warned in December that the Progressive Democrats would lose the 2022 election.

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“I think it’s time to think carefully about who wins the election, not just in the deep blue districts that the so-called Democrats and Liberal Democrats or Progressive Democrats are going to win,” Clinton said. Time. “I understand why people want to argue for their priorities. That’s why they believe they were elected.”

“Look, I’m having a serious discussion. I think it’s good and it gives people a chance to be part of the process,” she added. “But, at the end of the day it means nothing if we do not have Congress, and if we do not have the White House, we can be smarter and smarter and more consistent and productive.”

500 freestyle winner Leah Thomas embraces Texas swimmers Erica Sullivan and Avie Pfeiffer during the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on March 17, 2022 at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

500 freestyle winner Leah Thomas embraces Texas swimmers Erica Sullivan and Avie Pfeiffer during the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on March 17, 2022 at the McAuley Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Clinton’s remarks came just days after President Joe Biden signed an executive order declaring Republicans “child molesters” with restrictions on transgender drugs and operations for minors.

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Many Republican-led states have banned hormone therapies and gender reassignment surgery for minors, as well as barring transgender men from competing in women’s sports.

Polls show that Americans are increasingly opposed to transgender men competing in women’s sports.