Hillary Clinton said she is confident there will be a "course correction" to fix the ongoing gridlock in Washington but it is up to voters to reject politicians who are unwilling to compromise.
"Whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, it's important not to vote for people who proudly say they will never compromise," said Clinton, speaking at the Greenbuild International Conference in Philadelphia on Thursday.
"It seems our partisan debates have been taken over by a very small minority that doesn't believe in compromise," she said.
The former secretary of state's remarks were primarily focused on the importance of environmental suitability, but during a question and answer session she was asked if a lack of leadership is why Washington is in such disrepair.
"Leadership is important, it's a very big part of it," she said. "You have to be willing to compromise yourself even though you believe what you're trying to accomplish is really important. If you can't get the votes, if you can't make the case, you've got to take what you can get and move forward."
But voters also need to do a "better job making sure we know who we're voting for...I'm confident we're going to see a course correction here."
When asked how the federal government can rebound from its recent troubles, an audience member yelled "Hillary Clinton 2016!"
"There are some hecklers that i would never say anything bad about," she said.
First published November 21 2013, 5:52 PM