— -- In a New Hampshire radio interview Wednesday, Sen. Kelly Ayotte said she wouldn’t want her daughter in the same room with Donald Trump or Bill Clinton, but then added that “this isn’t about my daughter.”
"At any point in time would you want your 16-year-old daughter in a room with Bill Clinton?" the host, Keith Hanson, asked Ayotte.
"I wouldn't want my daughter in the room with any of them," said Ayotte, who is facing a tough reelection battle. "But, you know, the point of this, that, uh, you know, why would I want my daughter in the room with them? You know, and this isn't about my daughter. I love my daughter and um, you know, obviously being a mom is a very important to me.”
The senator once called Trump a "role model" for her daughter (which she later recanted) but then slammed him for taped 2005 remarks about groping women. She said she would write in Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, for president.
Democrats were quick to react on social media.
She also released a digital video in which she says in a voiceover, "I want to ensure a better quality of life for my ten-year-old daughter and for all of our daughters."
An Ayotte spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.