Hillary Clinton Campaign Criticized By Erica Garner

Erica Garner lashed out at Hillary Clinton campaign after recently released emails by Wikileaks revealed a discussion about the death of her father.

Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner, who died after being put in a chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in 2014, in a series of tweets condemned the Hillary Clinton campaign over recent Wikileaks emails release. She criticized the Clinton campaign camp, following the revelation that the campaign staff considered using Eric Garner’s death in an op-ed on gun violence. More details on the matter, which have been gathered from several reliable sources, are below.


Los Angeles Times

As Hillary Clinton and her aides went through final drafts of a gun violence op-ed they would submit to the New York Daily News, a question came up: Should the campaign include a reference to Eric Garner?

Garner, who died in 2014, was not killed by gun violence; he died after being placed in a chokehold by a New York police officer.


In emails obtained and posted by WikiLeaks, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill wrote that the campaign should consider mentioning Garner.

I know we have Erica Garner issues, but we don’t want to mention Eric at all? I can see her coming after us for leaving him out of the piece,” Merrill wrote in a March email, referring to Garner’s daughter, Erica, who was a supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during the primary.

In response, Karen Finney, a senior Clinton adviser, mentioned that Eric Garner “wasn’t killed by a gun it was police violence.” See more


Business Insider

Erica Garner, whose father died in a chokehold by a New York City police officer in 2014, scolded the Hillary Clinton campaign in a series of tweets Thursday over hacked internal emails published by WikiLeaks that mentioned her and her father.

The emails, exchanged between several Clinton staffers, had discussed a draft of a Clinton op-ed on gun violence that was eventually published in the New York Daily News in late March.


“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? Why wouldn’t you call it police violence?”

Garner appears to be referring to an email sent by Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill that questioned why Eric Garner hadn’t been included in the op-ed’s draft. See more



The alleged email sent by Clinton traveling press secretary Nick Merrill was in regard to a Hillary Clinton gun violence op-ed from March. The Clinton campaign has neither confirmed nor denied the legitimacy of the emails.

Eric Garner, 43, of Port Richmond, died after officers attempted to arrest him for allegedly selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on Bay Street near Victory Boulevard. No gun was involved in the incident.

“These people will co-opt anything to push their agenda. Police violence is not the same as gun violence,” Garner wrote on twitter.


Another Clinton staffer, Maya Harris, was quick to inform Merrill that Eric Garner’s death was not related to gun violence.

“I’m glad you had Maya on your team to explain why you won’t be USING my dad in you f—— gun violence piece… Black woman saved your a–,” Garner wrote.

The Clinton campaign did not respond to request for comment. See more

For a while now, it’s been quite obvious that Hillary Clinton doesn’t care about the Black community. Erica Garner’s decision to slam the Clinton campaign is absolutely right in view of the fact that the campaign staffers tried to manipulate and exploit the death of Eric Garner for Clinton’s benefit. We are not living in the times of Uncle Tom, so we won’t put up with lies and pretenсe.

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