Ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke with Roland Martin, Rev. Al Sharpton, Don Lemon, and Jacque Reid, along with hosts Tom Joyner, J. Anthony Brown, and Sybil Wilkes during a Tom Joyner Morning Show / TV One NewsOne Now exclusive simulcast.
During the interview, Clinton addressed her plans for minority/women-owned businesses, the ongoing fight for voting rights, and a number of other topics important to Black voters.
Roland Martin, host of TV One’s NewsOne Now, asked the candidate about her plan to ensure that Black and woman-owners will get access to capital to start, as well as grow, their businesses.
Clinton told Martin, “The fastest growing segment of businesses is our African-American women-owned small businesses.”
“I’m also going to look to put pressure on the traditional lending intuitions like banks to pay more attention to the opportunities posed by small businesses overall, and in particular, minority small businesses,” Clinton said.
“We’re going to have conferences around the country helping small businesses understand how they can compete for the federal government businesses … I’m going to do more to encourage a lot of the new forms of lending, online and elsewhere, to really focus on minority-owned small businesses with particular attention to women-owned small businesses,” said Clinton, adding, “I want to be the small business president.”
Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network, asked Clinton if elected, what kind of Attorney General she would appoint to fight for voting rights.
“I’m very proud that Eric Holder has endorsed me,” said Clinton. The presidential hopeful explained that she would work with outside groups that “support efforts to bring litigation, to make sure people are registered” to vote.
The former secretary of state briefly addressed the battle over the Supreme Court, saying, “I totally support President Obama‘s Constitutional right to nominate a Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Scalia.”
“I find it absolutely appalling that the Senate has said they refuse to even consider” a nominee. “I’m going to appoint Supreme Court Justices, if I have the chance, who care more about a person’s right to vote than a billionaire’s right to buy an election,” she continued.
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