In a Thursday episode of The Ellen Show, Ellen DeGeneres all but formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
During a brief question and answer with the presidential candidate, DeGeneres gushed about Clinton’s record on women’s rights and human rights.
“If I look at all the other candidates, someone who is for rights across the board—equal rights for women, equal rights for every ethnicity, equal rights for everyone—the only person I can look at is you,” DeGeneres told Clinton.
DeGeneres, not to stick just to fluff, did ask about the ongoing controversy over Clinton’s use of personal email as secretary of State. Clinton reiterated that she was “sorry for all the confusion that has ensued.” She added that she would continue to be “transparent” and answer questions.
“I actually don't think you need to,” DeGeneres replied, defending Clinton. “It's just that people keep bringing it up. They have not found a thing. They keep saying that they found something, but then we don’t hear anything about it, so they haven’t found anything,” DeGeneres concluded.
DeGeneres went on to argue that women are held to a different standard than men “for our weight, for our age, for our looks, for everything—which is not fair because you are the smartest, most qualified person for this job.”