Hillary Clinton was interrupted this week during a private campaign event by a "Black Lives Matter" activist who confronted the Democratic candidate for calling blacks "super-predators" that needed to be brought "to heel" back when her husband was president.
The young woman was a paid guest, with a $500 donation, but showed up with a sign of Clinton's quote, "We have to bring them to heel." While stumping, the woman approached Clinton with the sign and said, "I'm not a super-predator." And when she asked for an apology, Clinton bit back at the young woman telling her, "Do you want to hear the facts, or do you just want to talk?"
"You know what? Nobody’s ever asked me before," Clinton continued in frustration. "You’re the first person to do that, and I’m happy to address it."
Lucky for Clinton, though, she didn't have to, as her security swooped in to escort the girl out.
But apparently guilt got the best of her (yeah, right) and she sent a formal apology of sorts the next day to The Washington Post who was enquiring about the incident:
Looking back, I shouldn’t have used those words, and I wouldn’t use them today.
She then defended her record despite her husband's crime bill initiative during his administration that many in the black community saw as an affront against them:
My life’s work has been about lifting up children and young people who’ve been let down by the system or by society, kids who never got the chance they deserved. And unfortunately today, there are way too many of those kids, especially in African-American communities. We haven’t done right by them. We need to. We need to end the school to prison pipeline and replace it with a cradle-to-college pipeline.
Here is the incident in question: