Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton slammed the GOP on Wednesday for a war on drugs, saying it is a “war on cops” and “war against black lives.”
Speaking at the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in New York, Clinton said, “We have seen over and over again that the war on cops has been the most effective tool that has been used to further marginalize communities of color.”
“I don’t think it’s just that cops are killing people; I think it is that the War on Drugs has led to a war against black communities,” she added.
Clinton added, “The war on terror, the war against terror has also had a war and that is, you know, really hard to explain.”
She said that while she would like to see police reform, she thinks it is better to fight the war of terrorism and not the war for justice.
“I do think we can do better in this fight, and I think there is a lot of hope that the people of color and people of faith will come together and we can come together to do something really positive,” Clinton said.
During her address, Clinton also took a jab at Donald Trump, saying the Republican presidential nominee is “trying to turn cops into criminals.”
She also criticized Republicans for supporting the GOP’s efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and for the repeal of a law that allows states to require insurers to cover abortions.