On Sunday, Nina Turner, former Democratic state senator from Ohio, appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union.” During an exchange with host Jake Tapper, she called out Hillary Clinton for the former candidate’s remarks in India.
Tapper first played the clip in which Clinton says:
So, I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward. And his whole campaign, “Make America Great Again,” was looking backwards. You know, you didn't like black people getting rights; you don't like women, you know, getting jobs; you don't want to, you know, see that Indian American succeeding more than you are — you know, whatever your problem is, I'm gonna solve it.
Tapper than asked, “What’s your response when you hear her talking like — saying that?”
Turner replied, “Well, my state is one of those states. So, in defense of Ohio, that voted twice for President Obama in 2008 and 2012 — the quintessential swing state. No Republican has ever won the presidency without us, and President Obama won my state. So, it’s very hurtful to lump all Ohioans, and all people — in politics, we should not criticize the voters. The onus is on the person that is running for office — and just to do that just continues to divide and malign people.”
For a refresher, in that same interview, Clinton also said, “[Democrats] do not do well with white men and we don’t do well with married white women, and part of that is an identification with the Republican party and an ongoing pressure to vote the way your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.”