Rapper Killer Mike has been hitting the campaign trail for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, but, following a speech the rapper gave in Atlanta, Georgia, Tuesday, the Sanders camp received some not-so-positive attention from one of his comments.
During his rally speech, Killer Mike addressed recent arguments that female voters should back Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton because she is a woman. In response, the rapper quoted from a conversation he had with teacher and progressive activist Jane Elliott.
"Jane said, 'Michael, a uterus doesn't qualify you to be president of the United States. You have to have policy that's reflective of social justice,'" he recalled.
Killer Mike has received a wave of criticism since delivering those remarks. Andrew Woodhouse, head of pro-Clinton super PAC Correct the Record, tweeted his thoughts, telling the rapper that his comments were "sexist bull****."
The rapper said he was quoting from a progressive woman who was explaining to him why she was not voting for Clinton, but that argument did not prove successful.
Problem is he was repeating a sentiment that asserts that being female is the only credential she is running on. https://t.co/6KwO9RqGdE— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) February 17, 2016
You can think what @KillerMike said is sexist or not but I think we can all agree that the fact that he was quoting a woman doesn't matter— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 17, 2016
@BuzzFeedAndrew Yeah, just because you are quoting a woman doesn't make it not sexist— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 17, 2016
After seeing the backlash online, Killer Mike took to Twitter to further explain himself, even saying he would "gladly" see a woman lead the country, suggesting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), among others. But, ultimately, he said, "No HRC for me."
So Women are being told to not vote Hillary is sex betrayal & Becuz another progressive woman says something disagreeing I'm sexist. Lmfao— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) February 17, 2016
I wud gladly see Any one who can lead this country on behalf of the worker lead. Cynthia McKinney, Elizabeth Warren, Connie Rice. I'm ready— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) February 17, 2016
But i don't and never will Hate or think less of woman. Sen. Nina Turner is my Next Great Political Champ but I'm sorry No HRC for me.— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) February 17, 2016
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