CONCORD, N.H. — Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Saturday said there was a "special place in hell" for women who backed Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's primary.
Albright, who served as secretary of state under former President Bill Clinton, came here to make the pitch for fellow former Secretary of State Clinton.
During her remarks, Albright made it clear to women in attendance in the Granite State's capital city — especially those backing Bernie Sanders — that they need to help out Clinton because they have a duty to do so. The former secretary repeated her often-used line that there is "a special place in hell" for women who don't help out other women.
"I see a lot of young women in this audience. And you that are here cheering understand this: There is some few I heard somewhere out there that don't understand the importance of why young women have to support Hillary Clinton," Albright told attendees. "The story is not over. They are going to want to push us back. Appointments to the Supreme Court make all the difference."
"A lot of the younger women don't think — that think it's been done. It's not done. And you have to help. Hillary Clinton will always be there for you," Albright said. "And just remember — there's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other."
The line from the first woman secretary of state comes as Clinton looks to siphon off votes from Sanders, who is garnering massive support from young women. In Monday's Iowa caucuses, Sanders won 84 percent of those aged 17-29 to Clinton's 14 percent — a 70 point difference.
Albright's comment also comes a day after a group of woman senators came to New Hampshire to aid Clinton with the lone exception of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator who is popular with the far-left and has spoken highly of Sanders.
It is not by any means the first time Albright has used the phrase, which has been a constant of hers dating back to 2004. Also appearing with Clinton was New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who repeated his line from a week before the caucuses that Clinton is the most qualified presidential candidate "since George Washington."
With the clock winding down, the Vermont socialist continues to top Clinton in the first-in-the-nation primary. According to the RealClearPolitics average, Sanders leads with 55.6 percent support to to 38.9 percent for Clinton, who is trying to repeat her 2008 triumph in the state.