A self-described person of color called out Sen. Elizabeth Warren during a town hall event in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on Thursday over racial remarks that she had made that the attendee felt were disrespectful to minorities serving in America’s justice system.
“As a young American of color, your recent comments that you made in New Orleans are just a little bit concerning to me,” the attendee, Wesley, told Warren. “You’ve said that the justice system, and I just want to quote you so I say it right, ‘is racist from front to back.’ I’m just concerned that your rhetoric there is inciting some of the division that you claim that the president is purporting.”
“You say that Donald Trump undermines the justice system but it highly concerns me that you made a blanket statement that the over 400 federal judges of color, thousands of law enforcement officers of color, and even the new black police commissioner of Boston of color, are racist,” Wesley continued. “Do you feel it is beneficial as a federal representative to blanketly claim that the entire justice system and the hard-working Americans that serve in that capacity are racist?”
Warren responded by saying that her statement was not about any one specific individual, which shows she either didn’t understand Wesley’s question since he specifically noted that her statement was a blanket statement or it shows that she intentionally side-stepped the question.