FLASHBACK: Hillary tried to woo black voters with MS church arson
The perpetrators who set the Hopewell M.B. Church in MS on fire must be brought to justice. This kind of hate has no place in America. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 3, 2016
When a black church in Greenville, Mississippi was torched days before the presidential election, it became a regular rhetorical point in Hillary Clinton’s stump speeches as an example of the toxic political climate she was accusing Donald Trump of creating.
She attempted to rally black voters after the crime, vowing to crack down on “systemic racism.”
“We’re going to take on systemic racism with a real commitment and real follow through,” she said, Talking Points Memo reported on November 3.
“We’re not going to accept the status quo. What happened to that church in Mississippi yesterday should not be normal.”
She added, “Who would do that to a house of worship?”
She even tweeted her apparent outrage over the incident, claiming the “perpetrators” “must be brought to justice.” – READ MORE