Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was speaking at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem and told the audience the GOP wants to block Obama's Supreme Court nominee because of racism and bigotry.
“The Republicans say they’ll reject anyone President Obama nominates no matter how qualified. Some are even saying he doesn't have the right to nominate anyone, as if somehow he's not the real president,” Clinton said.
“You know that's in keeping what we heard all along, isn't it?" she continued. "Many Republicans talk in coded racial language about takers and losers. They demonize President Obama and encourage the ugliest impulses of the paranoid fringe,” she continued. “This kind of hatred and bigotry has no place in our politics or our country.
"The president has the right to nominate under the Constitution,” she added to cheers.
Clinton's speech addressed "systemic racism and proposed a $2 billion plan to reform public schools in low-income areas and end the so-called 'school-to-prison pipeline.'"
Hillary was joined on stage by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Democrat Rep. Charlie Rangel, NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio, and former Attorney General Eric Holder.
The embattled presidential candidate also took a swipe at her competition Bernie Sanders.
“You can’t just show up in election time and say the right things and think that’s enough,” Clinton said to applause. “We can’t start building relationships a few weeks before a vote, we have to demonstrate a sustained commitment to building opportunity, creating prosperity and righting wrongs.”