Post by pavel on Feb 17, 2016 22:31:57 GMT -6
Sanders Campaign Responds to Killer Mike ‘Uterus’ Comment About Clinton
Bernie Sanders’ campaign is dismissing sexism charges against Killer Mike, an Atlanta-based rapper, as “gotcha” politics.
It all started when Killer Mike, an outspoken Sanders supporter, spoke at a rally for the Vermont senator in Atlanta on Tuesday, where he quoted activist Jane Elliott as having told him, “Michael, a uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president of the United States,” a remark that was widely seen as sexist against Hillary Clinton, but that the rapper says was taken out of context.
Sanders’ campaign did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. But on Wednesday, a spokesman for Sanders’ campaign, Michael Briggs, told The Guardian that Killer Mike, “doesn’t believe gender should be a reason to vote for or against someone.”
Briggs went on to say, “That’s the point Mike was making when he quoted Jane Elliott, the internationally known educator,” adding that “we need to get beyond the gotcha politics and get to the issues at the heart of the election.”
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