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‘The View': Condoleezza Rice Has ‘Absolutely Zero’ Desire to Work in Washington DC Again (Video)

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After a decade of working in Washington D.C. across two presidential administrations, Condoleezza Rice is certain she doesn’t want to go back. As she explained to the women of “The View” on Wednesday, it’s time for younger generations to take up positions of leadership.

“I hope that what we will do is move on to the next generation of leadership,” Rice said. “Because even people like me, I was in Washington a total of 10 years, two years with George HW Bush, eight years with George W. Bush, I shouldn’t go back. We ought to move on to the next generation.”

When host Joy Behar asked Rice if she’d reconsider, should she be directly asked to return, the answer was a bit more blunt.

“I have no desire to go back to Washington D.C.,” Rice responded. “Absolutely zero.”

That said, Rice acknowledged that she thinks Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell wants to “move on” in different ways — some she doesn’t totally disagree with.

“I think what Senator McConnell may be referencing is, yes, it’s time to move on in a lot of ways,” Rice said. “I’m one who believes that the American people are now concerned about their what we call kitchen table issues, the price of gasoline, inflation, what’s happening to kids in school.”

But for host Sunny Hostin, moving on isn’t something the American people should do just yet, especially after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

“It’s really politically expedient for Mitch McConnell to say ‘Let’s move on, let’s move on,’ especially when the former twice-impeached, disgraced president enjoys attacking Mitch McConnell,” Hostin said. “But the problem is that past will become prologue, if we don’t find out exactly what happened January 6th.”

You can watch the full segment from “The View” in the video above.