Businesswoman Carly Fiorina made it official Monday morning: she’s running for president.
Fiorina, the former chief of technology giant Hewlett-Packard, said in a Good Morning America interview and via a video that she’s running for the Republican nomination because she understands “how the economy actually works” and has executive experience making “a tough call in a tough time with high stakes.”
She rejected the notion that she doesn’t have political experience to hold the job, saying “our nation was intended to be a citizen government and somehow we’ve come to this place in our nation’s history where we think we need a professional political class. I don’t believe that.
“This is a pivotal point for our nation,” she said. “It’s totally reasonable to look outside the political class that’s been in Washington for a really long time.”
Fiorina, who would possibly be the only woman in a crowded Republican field, has earned points among Republican voters for taking on Democratic contender Hillary Clinton, and she continued Monday, calling Clinton “not trustworthy.” Her video opens with a clip of Clinton’s announcement video and she charged Clinton on Good Morning America that Clinton has not been transparent about the attack in Benghazi, Libya, her private email server and contributions to the Clinton Global Initiative.
I am running for President. http://t.co/TiEAlrWpUc— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) May 4, 2015
Fiorina is not the only non-politician seeking the Republican nomination. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is also expected to announce Monday that he’s running.