Saying both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Queen Elizabeth II “fought” for what they believed in, former Secretary of State compared the monarch to the longtime Democrat.
Clinton made the remarks on Sunday (September 11) during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Her comments were particularly offensive to some, given the timing of her statements coincided with the monarch’s arrival of her cast in Edinburgh for the first leg of her mourning.
Referencing the title of her new Apple TV+ docuseries, Clinton said, “I think Nancy Pelosi is the gutsiest woman in politics right now.”
Clinton continued her praise of Pelosi, saying the House Speaker “has shown, through all kinds of turmoil and challenge, what it means to — somewhat like the Queen to be drawing an analogy here — get up every day, put on those high heels she wears, suit up to fight for the values and ideals that she strongly believes in.”
While Clinton was making the comparison, mourners were gathering in Scotland to get a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth’s coffin as it was transported from her holiday home of Balmoral to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
Princess Anne, the queen’s only daughter, was part of her late mother’s motorcade, along with her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence, as she accompanied the Queen’s hearse.
Princess Anne was also joined in Edinburgh by Prince Edward and Prince Andrew, as mourning for the Queen continued on Sunday after her Thursday (September 8) passing, following her 70-year reign.