‘Don’t Think I Need to Watch’: Hillary Dismisses GOP Debate, Talks Race with Sharpton

hillary sharptonHillary Clinton spoke with Al Sharpton on his radio show today about voting rights, criminal justice, and whether she plans on watching tonight’s Republican presidential debate.

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, and Clinton agreed with Sharpton that Americans’ voting rights are “under attack” and Congress should tackle legislation to repair the VRA.

When Sharpton asked Clinton if she’s going to watch tonight’s GOP debate, she said, “I don’t think I need to watch it. Nearly everybody standing on that stage… has either actively sought to limit the right to vote in their state or supported the efforts to limit the right to vote.”

She ripped Republicans for paying “lip service” to the idea of reforming voter laws but engage in “efforts to discourage voting.”

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.

Listen to the full interview below, via Keepin’ It Real with Al Sharpton:

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