Actress Rosario Dawson speaks at a Bernie Sanders campaign rally in St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx on Thursday.
Actress Rosario Dawson called out Hillary Clinton Thursday for implying Bernie Sanders didn’t care about women.
The “Sin City” star, speaking at a Sanders rally in the Bronx, slammed the former secretary of state for bashing Sanders and called on Clinton to debate her rival in New York before the state’s April 19 primary.
“Today I heard some obfuscating of facts,” Dawson said about Clinton.
The estimated 15,000 Sanders supporters began to boo at the mention of Clinton’s name.
“No, no, no, we’re better than that,” Dawson said.
Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders in most polls in New York.
Dawson chastised Clinton for implying that Sanders didn’t care about women’s issues because of his response to Donald Trump’s suggestion that women should be punished for getting illegal abortions.
Sanders called the proposal, which Trump later reversed, “shameful.”
“Shame on you, Hillary,” Dawson said.
“Oh sorry hold on, let me watch my tone,” she added. “Because we very much want a debate, which she already agreed to.”
Bernie Sanders got help from actress Rosario Dawson in campaigning in New York.
The remark was a dig at Clinton’s comment that she would debate Sanders only if he “changed his tone.”
“I don’t have to vote against someone, I can vote for someone who’s on our side,” the Manhattan-raised actress added.
The massive rally in St. Mary’s Park was Sanders’ first New York campaign event.
Thousands flocked to the South Bronx to hear the upstart presidential candidate speak.
While the turnout in the Bronx was encouraging, the Vermont senator has lagged behind Clinton in most polls in the state.