Bernie Sanders voiced his support on Twitter yesterday (September 15) for the New York Times’ op-ed about the war on drugs. The former Democratic presidential hopeful gives Jay Z the co-sign for lending his voice to the narrative, which was illustrated by Molly Crabapple. The piece calls the war on drugs “an epic fail” and questions the system that incarcerates black people at a much higher rate than whites who commit the same crimes.
Jay Z is right: We have to end the war on drugs. https://t.co/cWPQw8X7aN
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 15, 2016
“In my heart of hearts I truly believe that Senator Bernie Sanders is the right man to lead this country,” Killer Mike said at a Sanders rally in his hometown of Atlanta. “And I believe it because he, unlike any other candidate, he said ‘I would like to restore the voter’s rights act.’ He unlike any other candidate said ‘I wish to end this illegal war on drugs that disproportionately targets minorities and poor.’ Unlike any other candidate in my life, he says that education should be free for every citizen of this country.”
The Vermont senator conceded his bid and, on July 12, declared his support for Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump.
There was also a rumor that he walked out to DMX’s “Where The Hood At?” at a rally, but yes, it was too good to be true.