Hillary endorsed by fiancée of man shot by police, lies through her teeth once again

Hillary endorsed by fiancée of man shot by police, lies through her teeth once again
Nicole Paultre Bell (left), Hillary Clinton (Images: YouTube screen grab. via Gerard Mcleod [left], YouTube screen grab)

For Hillary Clinton, there appears to be no occasion when lying isn’t her chosen course of action. Consider as an example her reaction to an endorsement by the fiancée of Sean Bell, who was shot to death as he tried to run down one of his arresting officers in 2006.

Despite the many troubling questions about Bell’s possible role in his own death or the fact that all officers involved were exonerated after a lengthy investigation, Clinton gleefully announced the endorsement last Sunday to the congregation at a black church in Brooklyn:

Today, I was endorsed by this beautiful young woman, Nicole Bell, whose fiancé was killed by the police right before she was to be married. When I was a Senator, I tried to help. I tried to stand up about what had happened.

Today she wrote an editorial in The Daily News endorsing me and she said we have three common goals, she and I together, we have to end the epidemic of gun violence.

The second paragraph of Clinton’s statement was almost accurate. Nicole Bell (who legally assumed Sean Bell’s last name as an act of solidarity) didn’t write anything. She was interviewed by the Daily News regarding her endorsement of Clinton. The reason she gave for the endorsement, moreover, had nothing to do with the “the epidemic of gun violence.” Rather, Bell told reporters, she was backing Clinton because of the former senator’s position on racial profiling (which Bell wrongly believes was a factor in her fiancé’s death).

Bell might be advised to delve more deeply into Clinton’s stance on this issue. In 2001, Clinton refused to rule out any kind of profiling — including racial profiling — as a means to keeping the country and its citizens safe.

As to Clinton’s claim of having reached out a helping hand to Bell in her darkest moment, there is no record of her having done any such thing. Even the ridiculously liberal Daily Kos noted back during Hillary’s first presidential bid in 2008:

It is interesting that the Sean Bell case that is so dominating New York news has had minimal impact on the Democratic Presidential campaign. Searching Google for “Hillary Clinton Sean Bell” turns up three Obama stories (I guess every racial situation that occurs from now on will automatically be relevant to Obama) but not one reference to the Senator from New York. (I couldn’t find a press release on her campaign’s web site either). [Emphasis added]

Once again, Clinton resorts to a total fabrication for purely political reasons.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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