Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton confronted former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) about voting rights and Obamacare during their first face-to-face encounter at the National Urban League’s annual conference on Friday.
Clinton seized on the Bush presidential campaign’s “Right to Rise” mantra during her speech.
“I don’t think you can credibly say that everyone has a right to rise and then say you’re for phasing out Medicare or for repealing Obamacare. People can’t rise if they can’t afford healthcare,” she said. “They can’t rise if the minimum wage is too low to live on. They can’t rise if their governor makes it harder for them to get a college education. And you cannot seriously talk about the right to rise and support laws that deny the right to vote.”
Though she didn’t name the Republican candidate, Clinton’s criticism was clearly about Bush, who was also speaking at the conference. Bush’s super PAC also has the name “Right to Rise.”
“Americans, especially today, deserve leaders who will face equity, race and justice issues in all their complexity head-on,” Clinton said.
Watch the clip of her remarks below: