Hillary Clinton has weathered many a political scandal in her time, but here she is, running for president in 2016. That said, she can’t seem to shake the well-engineered scandal over her past use of her private email account for State Department business, and on Tuesday she apologized for her “mistake” during an ABC News interview.

The former secretary of state has seemed to try out different strategies in an effort to give the issue less staying power. Now, just a day after she said she would not apologize, she has done just that. USA Today writes, “That was a mistake,” she said [in the ABC interview]. “I’m sorry about that. I take responsibility.” The newspaper goes on to say, “In a Monday interview with the Associated Press, Clinton said she wouldn’t apologize because ‘what I did was allowed. It was allowed by the State Department. The State Department has confirmed that. I did not send or receive any information marked classified. I take the responsibilities of handling classified materials very seriously and did so.’ “

Watch a clip of Clinton’s mea culpa below (ABC News via YouTube):

–Posted by Kasia Anderson

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