Washington, DC – Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that her country is going through a real democracy crisis, in which “racist and white supremacist” views are rising.
“This is a moment, friends, in which fundamental rights, civic virtue, freedom of the press, the rule of law, truth, facts and reason are under assault,” Clinton said at an event in Selma, in the state of Alabama, on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, which commemorates the harsh police repression against activists opposed to racial segregation.
At the event, which was echoed by the CNN television network, ex-rival of the current president, Donald Trump, in the 2016 elections, he warned the audience gathered there: “Do not make mistakes, we are living a real crisis of our democracy, “he said.
Despite acknowledging that “there are no tanks in the streets,” the Democrat, who did not mention Trump explicitly, said that what is happening is aimed at the “heart” of democracy and denounced the existence of “racist points of view”. and white supremacists in the media and the White House. “
Clinton made the remarks at the traditional Martin Luther King Unit Breakfast and Coretta Scott King, one of the events that take place at the commemoration of Bloody Sunday, and where an award was given to the ex-senator.
The ceremony was also attended by two legislators who have already announced their intention to compete for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential election, independent senator Bernie Sanders (Clinton’s opponent in the previous Democratic primaries) and New Jersey legislator Cory Booker.
Also the civil rights activist, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, among others, attended.