Killer Mike has become a major — and effective! — surrogate for Bernie Sanders over the past year and went to Morehouse College on Tuesday to make the case for Sanders.
During a riff in the speech comparing Sanders and an unnamed Hillary Clinton, Killer Mike quoted an activist who said that a uterus did not qualify someone for the presidency:
When people tell us, 'Hold on, wait a while.' And that's what the other Democrat is telling you. 'Hold on, Black Lives Matter. Just wait a while.' 'Hold on, young people in this country, just wait a while.' And then she — she get good, she have your own mama come to you. Your own mama say to you, 'Well, you're a woman.' But I talked to Jane Elliott a few weeks ago, and Jane said, 'Michael, a uterus doesn't qualify you to be president of the United States. You have to be — you have to have policy that's reflective of social justice.' Paying women a fair wage is social justice. Making sure that minorities is social justice. Ending a bullshit drug war is social justice. Making sure our children can go to college is social justice.
His full speech (starting around the 33-minute mark):
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