Clinton responds to #WhichHillary: ‘I shouldn’t have used those words’

After criticism of old remarks—and political inconsistencies—rose online, the presidential candidate told a reporter that she ‘wouldn’t use [her old words] today.’

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On Wednesday night, two “Black Lives Matter” activists attended a private fundraiser for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, where activist Ashley Williams confronted Clinton with a sign that displayed the candidate’s past statements about gang members.

CNN reported that Williams referred to statements Clinton made in 1996 during her husband’s presidential re-election campaign. They referred to stricter policing of gang members:

“We need to take these people on. They are often connected to big drug cartels. They are not just gangs of kids anymore. They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘super-predators,'” then-first lady Hillary Clinton said, according to a C-SPAN video. “No conscience, no empathy. We can talk about why then ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel.”

Williams asked Clinton to apologize to black people for “mass incarceration,” declaring, “I’m not a ‘super predator,’ Hillary Clinton.” The incident was filmed and later put up on YouTube:

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