• Hear How Hillary Talks Race With Sharpton, Dismisses GOP Debate: ‘Don’t Think I Need to Watch’

    Hillary Clinton told Al Sharpton Thursday that she won’t be watching the Republican presidential primary debate to find out the candidates views on voting rights.

    “I don’t think I need to watch it,” Clinton told Sharpton on his daily radio show, “Keepin’ It Real.”

    His show for the day focused on the Civil Rights Act, which was passed 50 years ago today.

    “Nearly everybody standing on that stage in the first or the second debate has either actively fought to limit the right to vote in their state or supported the efforts to limit the right to vote.”

    Sharpton promised to ask Clinton tough questions leading up to the interview, but he avoided doing so when it came down to it. Rather, he gave her a platform to reiterate her stance on voting rights and on criminal justice reform and bash the GOP field.

    She claimed that Republicans clearly design limits to affect racial minorities and other groups that tend to vote Democratic.

    “I personally think it is so nakedly partisan to try to limit the electorate to try pick and choose who among our fellow citizens should be encouraged or discouraged from voting. It is part of their electoral strategy,” Clinton said

    “I doubt that in this first debate, they will be asked to justify their support for restrictions on the franchise, but I can tell you, whoever I sit across from in the debates in the general election, I will be raising this I such a fundamental constitutional right,” Clinton added.

    Clinton also discussed criminal justice and how there’s a clear “bias in favor of white men” charged with the same offenses as black men.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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