Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) was confronted at a town hall in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, for calling the justice system “racist,” on Thursday night.
“You said that the justice system — and I just want to quote you, so I say it right — is ‘racist from front to back.’ I’m just concerned that your rhetoric there is inciting some of the, like, division that you claim the president is purporting,” an audience member asked Warren.
The questioner identified themselves before asking the question as a “young American of color.”
The comment continued, “You say that Donald Trump undermines the justice system, but it highly concerns me that you made a blanket statement that the over 400 federal judges of color, thousands of law enforcement officers of color, and even the new black police commissioner of Boston of color are racist.”
Warren responded, “This wasn’t about individuals. I didn’t call any individual anything. What I was talking about is a system that has a lot of good people in it … who, by goll,y have dedicated their lives to getting out there to try to build a justice that works.”
The question stems from Warren’s initial comments about the justice system at the Netroots Nation convention made earlier this month.