South Carolina Campaign Events | Speeches, Interviews, Town Halls
Cory Booker delivered a speech titled "Gun Violence and White Nationalism" at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, which was the place of another mass shooting that took the lives of nine African American worshipers. In the speech, Booker decried the reemergence of blatant white supremacy spreading throughout the United States and insisted that "[T]here is no neutrality in this fight. You are either an agent of justice or you are contributing to the problem.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered a speech on race and segregation in Sumter, South Carolina days after igniting a firestorm over remarks on working with segregationist Senators that some took offense to. Biden delivered an unequivocal apology for any hurt he caused people, saying "[W]as I wrong a few weeks ago? Yes, I was. I regret it, and I’m sorry for any of the pain of misconception that caused anybody.” Biden also went on the offensive, reminding the overwhelmingly African American audience of all the work he and President Obama did during the previous Administration.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders held a town hall event at Clinton College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Sanders spent the time answering questions from the crowd on issues ranging from the wealth gap to his proposals to tax the wealthy more and to provide free college and healthcare to all Americans.
Beto O'Rourke delivered a speech at the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention in Columbia where he spoke of his history as a legislator from the Southwestern border town of El Paso and explained why he thinks that experience makes him the right person to take on Donald Trump in 2020. O'Rourke also touched on a number of topics, including education, healthcare, and immigration reform.
Al Sharpton sat down with, 2020 democratic presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders, just moments after the presidential hopeful gave a speech at the South Carolina Democratic Convention. Senator Sanders covered the issue of racial disparities in income in the United States, as well as police brutality.
2020 presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg spoke at a town hall meeting in North Augusta, South Carolina. He discussed his platform on issues of the economy and foreign policy as well as fielding many questions from the audience in attendance.
California Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris spoke at the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Convention at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, along with several other hopefuls to campaign for South Carolina's vote in the upcoming primaries.
Just after her speech at the South Carolina Democratic National Convention, 2020 hopeful, Senator Kamala Harris sat down with Joy Ried to talk about her campaign platform She also criticized President Donald Trump's foreign policy, as well as touched on her strategy to get American voters to back a women of color for president.
Senator Kamala Harris spoke to the crowd of the South Carolina Chapter of the NAACP at their Freedom Fund celebration. She spoke about her record as a prosecutor, issuing what was considered a forceful defense of her record. She said, "Let me be clear: self-appointed political commentators do not get to define who we are and what we believe, and they do not get to define what can be."
California Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Kamala Harris participated in a town hall event at Wofford College that was hosted by MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell. The event touched on a host of topics, but notably Senator Harris stressed her pro-choice credentials and explained how difficult enacting progressive legislation would without major changes in the Senate.