Chelsea Clinton makes campaign stop in Pittsburgh

Written By Josh Croup, Editor-in-Chief

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Democratic nominee for President of the United States Hillary Clinton, spoke to a small crowd of about 200 people Friday at the Rivers Club in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Chelsea Clinton’s stop at One Oxford Centre was the first of two campaign events in Pittsburgh. The first, a “Women for Hillary” rally, focused on family and women’s issues. She took questions from the crowd and heard stories in support of her mother.

The former first daughter backed her mother, and said her history in public office ‘matters’ to her as a daughter and as an American.

“I think what someone has fought for, has stood for, and has delivered on, says a lot about the job that they will or won’t do as our president,” she said. “So it matters to me that my mom was working on criminal justice reform and early childhood education before I was born.”

She didn’t directly go after Republican nominee Donald Trump, but did criticize his campaign.

“I never thought I would see in my lifetime the type of rhetoric that we hear from Donald Trump and his campaign,” Clinton said. “I think we have to stand against the temptation of normalization of hate speech… We can’t allow that to ever go unanswered. Because words do matter.”

Chelsea Clinton later spoke at the University of Pittsburgh in the O’Hara Student Center.

She was introduced at the Rivers Club by Erin McClelland, the Democratic nominee running for Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District.

McClelland said America needs “more moms” and is looking forward to voting for three woman on the federal ticket on Nov. 8, including Hillary Clinton and Pennsylvania Democratic Senate nominee Katie McGinty.

Below are clips from McClelland’s introduction followed by highlights Chelsea Clinton’s speech, and a U-View Television exclusive interview with McClelland during the event.