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Published On: Thu, Feb 11th, 2016

Madeline Albright says women not supporting women like Hillary Clinton headed to hell

According to the former Secretary of State, a vast majority of the women who voted in New Hampshire’s primary on Tuesday will go to “special place in Hell” when they die, as Madeleine Albright’s comments created quite the controversy around the Hillary Clinton campaign.

In fact, she attempted to shame female voters into voting for her friend by repeating her now-infamous slogan, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” Albright said as she joined New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker at a rally in Concord, N.H..

The line drew a cackle from Clinton, who stood next to Albright on stage at the event, but now the critics have won out.

Some young women “don’t understand the importance of why young women have to support Hillary Clinton,” Albright said. “The story is not over, they’re going to want to push us back. Appointments to the Supreme Court make all the difference,” Albright said of Republicans, adding that young women “have to help” and that “Hillary Clinton will be there for you.”

And then “remember” that those who don’t, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.

According to exit polls compiled by CNN, 53 percent of women who voted for a Democrat chose the 74-year-old Sanders over Clinton. Sixty-five percent of men picked Sanders. NBC’s exit polls are slightly more favorable to Sanders. He carried 55 percent of women.

Albright’s “Hell” line — which she has repeated for years during various speeches, led to blowback from many Democratic women who found it was condescending to suggest that they had to vote for Clinton just because she is a woman.

One Clinton campaign official in Massachusetts went as far as suggesting on Tuesday that Albright stay away from the campaign trail because she risked alienating young women voters.

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