Clinton Strong During CNN Democratic Town Hall


Las night, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders took part in a town hall event on CNN. The town hall took place on the campus of Ohio State University and was moderated by CNN’s Jake Tapper and NewsOne Now’s Roland Martin. As with each of the previous town halls, the candidates appeared separately and were asked a series of questions from moderators and members of the audience. Both Clinton and Sanders accused Republican front-runner Donald Trump of inciting violence and Clinton suggested that he is committing “political arson.”

During Clinton’s portion, she was asked questions on a number of topics including heath care, race relations, infrastructure, clean energy, the economy, and education. One of the questions from the audience came from a man in the audience who had been on death row, but later found to be innocent of the crime. He asked Clinton why she said last year she did not favor abolishing the death penalty. She said, “You know, this is such a profoundly difficult question and what I have said and what I continue to believe is that the states have proven themselves incapable of carrying out fair trials that give any defendant all the rights that defendants should have. I would breathe a sigh of relief if either the Supreme Court or the states themselves began to eliminate the death penalty.” A full video of Clinton portion of the town hall is below.

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News Source: CNN, The Washington Post