Clinton Observes MLK Day in Columbia, SC


On Monday, Hillary Clinton attended a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Columbia, South Carolina. The event was held outside South Carolina’s Statehouse, and was hosted by the NAACP. Speaking after her Democratic primary rival Bernie Sanders, Clinton spoke about Dr. King’s legacy and how there was still work to be done on the fronts of gun violence and the criminal justice system, both of which disproportionately harm African Americans.

Clinton also praise the leadership of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and the state legislature for removing a Confederate flag from the Statehouse lawn. She said, “Every year, you’ve gathered right here and said that that symbol of division and racism went against everything Dr. King stood for. We couldn’t celebrate him and the Confederacy, we had to choose. And South Carolina finally made the right choice.” A video from today’s event will posted when/if available.

Tonight, Clinton is scheduled to appear at an organizing event in Toledo, Iowa. For all the latest, follow our revamped Scheduled Events page and follow Clinton on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

News Source: The Huffington Post, The New York Times