Bernie Sanders Booed By Crowd When Answering Questions on Black Voters
2020 socialist candidate fumbles to answer 'core questions'
2020 candidate Bernie Sanders was heckled and jeered by members of the audience at the She The People Forum on Wednesday as he grappled with questions on black voters.
The millionaire socialist candidate was booed by the crowd at Houston's Texas Southern University when asked about his policies on combating 'white-supremacist violence.'
Host Aimee Allison asked Sanders what he would do to protect black communities.
"I know I date myself a little bit here, but I actually was at the March on Washington with Dr. [Martin Luther] King back in 1963," Sanders replied.
But Sanders was met with loud jeers before he could continue answering the question, with one person even shouting, 'We know!'
"As somebody who actively supported Jesse Jackson's campaign, as one of the few white elected officials to do so in '88, I have dedicated my life to the fight against racism, and sexism, and discrimination of all forms," Sanders continued.
Sander's seeming to dodge another question on white supremacists as host Aimee Allison reminded him of the 'core of the question,' which was related to violence against minorities, which was met with resounding applause.
Bernie Sanders was asked by a woman of color in the audience what he would do about the rise of white supremacist violence as President.— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) April 24, 2019
Instead he started talking about minimum wage and Medicare For All.
The audience claps when the moderator clocks him.
Sanders' recently proposed policy of allowing prisoners to vote, including rapists, terrorists, and murderers, has seen a considerable backlash even from some prominent Democrats too.
But his campaign vowed to double down on the policy despite warnings that the proposal is unsound.
Senior Sanders campaign staffer reportedly told NBC that they have no intention reversing the proposed policies on prisoner voting.
"What's the reason NOT to let incarcerated people vote? Shouldn't the people most affected by unjust laws have some say in electing people to change them?" Chakrabarti asked on Wednesday.