And on Tuesday, Clinton received another important endorsement: Lucia McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, said she is supporting Clinton for president. Jordan, a teenager, was shot and killed by a white neighbor in 2013 for playing loud music in the parking lot of a convenience store.
“I stood behind President Obama when he announced new executive actions aimed at narrowing the loopholes in our laws that make it easy for dangerous people to get guns,” McBath wrote in an editorial for BET.
“As President Obama said, we should only support candidates who have a record of standing for common-sense gun laws,” McBath wrote. “That’s why my choice for president is clear: I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton.”
McBath said Clinton has outlined plans to build on Obama’s executive actions, closing loopholes that still allow dangerous people to buy firearms at gun shows and on the Internet.
“Back when she was First Lady, Hillary rallied the nation to pass the Brady Bill, a law that established federal background checks on many gun sales,” McBath said.
Clinton and Sanders both courted Black voters on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Columbia, South Carolina.
“I wonder if Dr. King was with us today, what would he say about a nation in which the top one-tenth of 1% own more wealth than the bottom 90%,” Mr. Sanders said. “And what would he say about a nation in which 29 million Americans have no health insurance?”
Clinton is clearly leading Sanders in South Carolina but Sanders isn’t conceding. He believes he can win a significant segment of the Black vote in the Feb. 27 South Carolina primary.
I don’t see that happening, but I guess anything is possible in politics.
What do you think?
Bernie Sanders Has Black Supporters, But Are There Enough To Beat Hillary Clinton? was originally published on blackamericaweb.com