Yesterday at a Hillary Clinton rally at Manchester Community College, Edward Anderson of New Haven, Connecticut disrupted Clinton’s speech by yelling to the stage and asking her ‘why she took the money’.
In an interview with WHC Insider, Anderson said he supports Bernie Sanders but was not sent by the campaign. “We’re so tired of false equivocations, we know Bernie’s not on anybody’s payroll, OK? I mean look the young people are smart, they’re tuned into this and they’re not buying it, OK?”
WHCI: I’m here with Edward Anderson from Connecticut. Mr. Anderson, you were just in the Hillary rally and you were calling out to her. What were you complaining about?
Edward Anderson: I wanna know how and why she takes their money if she’s supposed to be regulating them, OK? It feels to me like she’s on the payroll of the big corporations which are taking, you know, she’s getting student loan money. OK, donations, she got donations from the student loan industry and then she’s gonna turn around and regulate them.
WHCI: When she spoke today, she said Bernie Sanders’ campaign is taking money…
EA: Oh, come on. We’re so tired of false equivocations, we know Bernie’s not on anybody’s payroll, OK? I mean look, the young people are smart, they’re tuned into this and they’re not buying it, OK? They’re not buying the same old half-truths, you know?
WHCI: And did the Bernie Sanders campaign send you over here?
EA: No, hell no! No. I come to the [inaudible] lately. I’m a driver for a friend who’s covering this for an independent press. And no, I didn’t mean to do what I did today. I’m a little embarrassed. Still, the things they say are incredible. They really wanna make you go outside and throw up.
WHCI: Have you been to Bernie rallies here in New Hampshire?
EA: I was locked out of one last night. Yesterday afternoon the crowd was too big. I couldn’t get in.
WHCI: Are you gonna go out and campaign for him?
EA: No, no, no, no, no, no. Those days are behind me. I’m not trying to knock on anybody’s doors, tell anybody in New Hampshire how to vote.
WHCI: Well, one more question, sir. Do you feel like you’re stepping on the New Hampshirites that are here to support Hillary? I mean you should have…
EA: No, this is a good debate. I think at the end of the day Hillary wants to get the money – well maybe not Hillary, but a lot of politicians want to get the money out of politics. I know my people in Connecticut, they wish they weren’t so beholden, OK? They really wish they could represent rank-and-file Democrats but it’s all about raising the money.
WHCI: Well why don’t you start a movement? Isn’t it part of the fact that people don’t have…
EA: What do you mean? There’s a movement out there. The young kids in the country just started a movement, you guys gotta tune in, OK? When 85% of the young kids show up, you know I’m on board. If the kids wanna do a revolution, I’m there. Let’s get the money out of politics, let’s get healthcare for everybody, let’s give everybody a decent living wage. I mean these are things that you care about as a Democrat.
TMH: Thank you, sir.