Michelle Obama Shuts Down Rumors That She Plans To Run For Congress
The political rumor mill has been swirling with talk that first lady Michelle Obama is planning to run for Congress in 2016 once President Obama’s final term ends, but she recently spoke out to set the record straight.
First lady Michelle Obama said Monday she has no interest in running for political office, with her answer coming as yet another round of groundless rumors surfaced recently that she has an eye on a U.S. Senate seat from Illinois. Showing a bit of her hand, Mrs. Obama said her next chapter will include some kind of “service focused” work.
Mrs. Obama spoke about her future in an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, booked in connection with the White House Working Family Summit held on Monday.
Through the years, Mrs. Obama has been mentioned as a potential candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from Illinois with a new book just published even going so far as to assert she had taken steps towards a 2016 contest.
Roberts asked Mrs. Obama, “There are many people that are wondering what’s your next act? Will it be political?”
To that Mrs. Obama replied, “Me?”
Roberts said, “Yes, you.” Laughing Mrs. Obama said, “No, it will not be political.
“No?” said Roberts.
Offering some rare information about what’s next, Mrs. Obama added, “Yes, no, it definitely will not be. It will be mission-based, it will be service-focused.”
Roberts, wrapping up, asked Mrs. Obama about a political future again.
“You sure you’re not getting into politics?” Said Mrs. Obama, “I am positive.””
We can’t blame first lady Shelly-O for not wanting to hop into politics given all that she’s seen her hubby go through during his presidency.