Cornel West Says Hillary Clinton Is the ‘Milli Vanilli of American Politics’

The activist academic is throwing his support behind Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Cornel West campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Ames, Iowa, Nov. 15, 2015.
Cornel West campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Ames, Iowa, Nov. 15, 2015. Alex Wong/Getty Images

Cornel West is a staunch supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, so it’s no wonder he didn’t have too many kind words to say about Hillary Clinton during a recent interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo.

“Sister Hillary Clinton is the Milli Vanilli of American politics,” West  said. “She lip-synchs, she gives lip service. But when it comes to policy, who supported the crime bill? Who supported, not just the deregulating of banks, but also pulled the rug from under welfare?”

Those same talking points have been made repeatedly by West and other supporters of Sanders, though Sanders supported the crime bill, too. West went on to state why he felt that Sanders has the black community’s best interests at heart.

“She shows up and gives these wonderful speeches sounding like Bernie Sanders, but Bernie Sanders is on the ground getting arrested, marching with Martin. The problem is, black voters don’t know his history in the way they know the symbolic language of Hillary Clinton,” West said.

Watch the clip below:

Comments