BLM activists confronted former President Bill Clinton in a heated exchange today.
According to The Hill:
“Former President Bill Clinton repeatedly defended himself from criticism about his support of his controversial crime bill from a series of protestors during a rally for his wife’s presidential campaign.
The protestors interrupted the president’s stump speech, shouting criticism of his support of the 1994 crime bill that raised mandatory minimum sentences, with one holding up a sign that said “Clinton crime bill destroyed our communities.”
Clinton pivoted away from his typical stump speech and launched into a series of arguments about ways the crime bill did help the black community.
“You are defending the people who killed the lives you say matter,” a visibly heated Clinton exclaimed. “Tell the truth.”
In 1994, he said, “I talked to a bunch of African-American groups — they think black lives matter. [The groups said] to take this bill because people are being shot in the street by gangs. We had 13-year-old kids planning their own funerals,” Clinton said.”