Chelsea Handler had outgoing California senator Barbara Boxer on her Netflix show Chelsea yesterday and got incredibly emotional when talking about Hillary Clinton ‘s loss. She began the episode saying, “The election’s over and obviously the result is not what I was hoping for. Like a lot of people in this country, I’m sad, I’m disappointed and I’m confused. But if Hillary can make it through a concession speech, then I’m going to make it through a stupid television show, so I’m going to.”
Boxer expressed similar sentiments, saying “My heart’s on the floor, and I think the first thing to do when something like this happens is admit that. A lot of us are on the ground right now… But that doesn’t mean you run away. It means you pick yourself up, as the president said, and you fight even harder for our country, ’cause it’s ours.”
When asked if she has spoken to Clinton, whose younger brother is married to Boxers daughter, she said she hadn’t yet. Teary eyed, she added, “I like to write. I have too much to say. I want to think about it.”
Handler then got emotional as well. She had built a house in Spain, and previously said she would go if Trump won the election. She decided not to, saying:
As a woman it feels so sexist, and I guess the message I want to spread out to other women is exactly what you’re saying, is not to give up. Sorry, I hate f*cking crying on camera…is not to give up because this is so important and it’s easy to throw in the towel or we’re going to leave. Or I’m going to move to Spain, because I want to move to Spain. I really, really want to move to Spain right now. But everyone in my office is like, “You have a responsibility, you have a voice. You have to use it. You have to be here.”
Boxer said “We just can’t go back to the darkness. We have to go towards the light… Of course it’s the flight syndrome. We fought, now we didn’t win, so we’re going to fly away. That’s just what the people who gave this hateful message want us to do. And we’re not going to do it. Forget it!”
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