Daughter of Eric Garner blasts Clinton campaign for using her father as political pawn

Daughter of Eric Garner blasts Clinton campaign for using her father as political pawn
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Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner, who died in an altercation with New York City police, is furious with the Clinton campaign for trying to capitalize on her father’s death for political purposes.

“I’m troubled by the revelation that you and this campaign actually discussed ‘using’ Eric Garner … Why would you want to ‘use’ my dad?” Garner tweeted.

“Why was the Clinton campaign searching for dead people to capitalize on?” she later added.

Garner was responding to a Wikileaks email that shows Clinton aides debating whether to include her father’s name in an op-ed about gun violence. The stumbling block is that Garner died while resisting arrest but wasn’t killed by a gun.

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Garner’s Twitter response blasts Team Clinton:

Despite their “issues” with Erica Garner, the DNC did decide to “capitalize on dead people: when they invited Garner’s mother, along with Trayvon Martin’s mother and a host of Black Lives Matter activists, to their convention in July so they could bash the police as racists.

The death of Eric Garner was exploited by many on the left, developing into an “I can’t breathe” t-shirt campaign in an attempt to draw attention to alleged police brutality.

One police officer in Indiana responded to the exploitation of the case by designing his own t-shirts which read, “Breathe Easy: Don’t Break the Law.”

While it certainly appears to be shocking to Erica Garner that the Democrats are willing to exploit the death of her father for political gain, it really is just part of their standard playbook.

To them, black lives don’t matter, but the political points they can score off of their deaths, do.

Cross-posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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