Hillary Clinton speaks at Society of Irish Women dinner in Scranton
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WOLF-TV) —
Hillary Clinton was the keynote speaker at The Society of Irish Women's St. Patrick's Day dinner in Scranton.
During her speech, Clinton spoke about her proud Scranton roots and called for common ground in America.
"I gotta tell you, it is such a pleasure being here," Clinton said to the sold-out crowd.
For Clinton, spending the Irish holiday in her adoptive hometown is sentimental.
"Coming back to Scranton, for me, really is like coming home as you've already heard," Clinton said.
"I spent so much of my childhood here in Scranton out at Lake Winola," she said.
The event included guests like Congressman Matt Cartwright, Katie McGinty and Irish women from Northeastern Pennsylvania, who were thrilled Clinton chose this day to be here with them.
"This is exactly where she needs to be," said Michelle Bannon of Carbondale.
"Northeastern Pennsylvania is a healing place; what better place to come back to this event and have that,"
"She knows right from her heart, what's needed for women and tonight she's for Irish women," said Terri Gabriel of Scranton.
Clinton didn't take any jabs at President Trump.
Instead, she wrapped up her speech saying we can't live in a world where we turn our shoulders or ignore those who disagree with us politically.
"We gotta keep trying to listen to each other and to reason together and try to work to help people have better lives for each other," Clinton said.