Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held her final online Global Town Hall before leaving Foggy Bottom on Tuesday morning, and while she did answer some tough questions — and confirmed a new memoir! — there sure were a lot of Twitter questions from frustrated conservatives whose voices were left out in the video interview.
Clinton laughed off questions about a presidential run in 2016 — again — and said that she planned to write another memoir, presumably in her time off, but that she doesn't know "what I will say in it yet." Before all of that, though, she has to catch up on "about 20 years worth of sleep deprivation," she said.
The "townterview," as it was affectionately called by the State Department, featured six journalists from across the world asking Clinton about different issues relating to her soon-to-be-old job. (A Senate committee confirmed John Kerry as her replacement this morning, moving his confirmation to a full Senate vote.) People were also encouraged to ask questions using the #AskState hashtag, which was trending worldwide this morning, but more on that in a minute.
As for the important stuff: "We share Japan's concerns, and the concerns of the entire region," about North Korea, Clinton said at one point. Clinton said the U.S. is still hoping to find a way to calm the tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, and that she's disappointed Kim Jong-un's taking control of the country didn't bring about more substantial changes. As for the country's planned missile testing, "This is a threat to all of us," Clinton said. "We still hope there's a way to convince the North Korean regime not to take this path."