Bill Clinton to BLM Protesters: 'You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter'
Former President Bill Clinton had had enough of the interruptions from Black Lives Matter protesters criticizing his record on crime and his wife Hillary’s ‘super-predator’ remarks.
So he clapped back.
“I don’t know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them out onto the street to murder other African-American children,” Clinton said, implying his wife’s ‘super-predator’ remark was appropriate. “Maybe you thought they were good citizens…[Hillary] didn’t.”
And then the ether: “You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter.”
The exchange took place at a rally for Hillary in Philadelphia. Certainly, her husband’s remarks were about as off-script as you can get.
Clinton went on to say his 1994 law led to a decrease in murders due to gun violence and said the protesters weren’t interested in hearing the “truth.”
Hillary Clinton was confronted about her “super-predator” remark and support of the law back in February at a campaign event in South Carolina.
The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate later issued statement to The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart saying she regretted using the term.