Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign was hit with devastating news on Monday, just one day before the election, when Bill Clinton’s US Attorney General Janet Reno passed away after a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was 78 years-old.
Reno reportedly died in Miami, surrounded by her family and friends.
Daily Mail reported that Reno became the first female Attorney General when she was nominated by Clinton in 1993. She served nearly eight years during his presidency, making her the second longest serving Attorney General.
Reno was involved in many scandals during her time in the Clinton administration, including Whitewater, Filegate, bungling at the FBI laboratory, Monica Lewinsky, alleged Chinese nuclear spying and questionable campaign financing in the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election. Most famously, Reno was criticized for the deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas, where sect leader David Koresh and some 80 followers perished.
After Clinton left office, Reno ran for Florida governor, but she lost in a Democratic primary that was plagued by voter problems.
Reno’s death could not come at a worse time for Clinton, as it comes just one day before the election. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.