Both former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders campaigned in New York state Thursday, ahead of the New York primary later this month. During a speech at the State University of New York at Purchase, Clinton faced disruption from protesters who yelled, “If she wins, we lose!” Meanwhile, more than 16,000 people gathered in St. Mary’s Park in the South Bronx for a Bernie Sanders rally Thursday, where Sanders stressed his Brooklyn roots.
Sen. Bernie Sanders: “I went to public schools in Brooklyn, New York. I had a good education, and I want every kid in this city and in this state to have a quality, good public education. And that means that instead of giving tax breaks to billionaires or fighting wars we should not be fighting, we’re going to be investing in housing and education and healthcare.”
Sanders spoke alongside actress Rosario Dawson, director Spike Lee and Puerto Rican rapper Residente, one of the founders of the group Calle 13. He said he supports Sanders’ foreign policy positions.
Residente: “I support Bernie Sanders because he has spoken out against those Latin American dictatorships financed by the United States which left more than half a million people dead or disappeared. This means being opposed to a Pinochet in Chile, Ríos Montt in Guatemala, Videla in Argentina, just to name a few. … Thought of Hillary Clinton, who has dared to praise the likes of Henry Kissinger, the author of the most despicable Latin American genocide and the architect of Latin American dictatorships, responsible for all of those who disappeared in the '60s, ’70s and ’80s, it's enough for me not to vote for her.”
This comes as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders head into a tight race in Wisconsin on Tuesday.