Hillary Clinton finally broke her silence today on the unrest in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown. Clinton said that watching Brown’s funeral this week, “as a mother, as a human being, my heart just broke for his family.”
Clinton spoke out not just about the tragedy in Ferguson, but the “dramatic, terrible pictures on television” of heavily armed police forces. She said, “Nobody wants to see our streets look like a war zone. Not in America. We are better than that.”
Clinton spoke of racial disparities in the justice system and invoked the anniversary of Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech to say that his mission is just as relevant today as it was back then.
Some people had been waiting weeks for Clinton to publicly comment on Ferguson. She had previously avoided reporters’ questions on the subject, and on Tuesday MSNBC’s Chris Hayes tweeted that it just seemed odd:
It is downright bizarre that Hillary Clinton hasn't at least issued a statement on Mike Brown.
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) August 26, 2014
But now Clinton’s weighed in, and you can watch the video below, via CNN:
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