Acting Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile spoke to the 2016 Democratic Convention on Tuesday night, delivering a barn-burner of a speech in support of nominee Hillary Clinton.
“As a child, I lived through and survived the segregated South,” she began. “I sat at the back of the bus at a time when America wasn’t yet as great as it could be.”
“As a grown woman, I saw the first black president reach down a hand and touch the face of a child like I once was, lifting his eyes toward a better future. But I have never, ever, in all my years seen a leader so committed to delivering that better future to America’s children as Hillary Clinton,” she continued.
“It was at the Children’s Defense Fund that I met Hillary. I was 21, feisty, and ready to fight. And I remember thinking immediately, here is a woman who doesn’t mess around. Steel in her spine, Hillary didn’t want to talk about anything other than how to make children’s lives better. That’s the Hillary I know,” said the Louisiana-born Democratic strategist.
“At her core, rooting her to this earth, is the belief that every child, black or white, rich or poor, native-born, immigrant, or undocumented, deserves the opportunity to live up to their God-given potential,” she said.
“My friends, as a child I sat in the back of the bus. I was told, time and time again, that God’s potential didn’t exist in people like me. I’ve spent my life fighting to change that. And, from the first day when I met Hillary Clinton, I’ve known that she’s someone who cares just as much and fights just as hard.”
She concluded, “As long as she’s in charge, we are never going back. That’s why I’m with her!”
She then proceeded to dance off the stage as the crowd cheered.
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Watch the full speech, embedded below: