Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Rapper's comments at Sanders rally draw fire

A spokesman for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Wednesday dismissed as "gotcha politics" a controversy over comments by rapper Killer Mike, a frequent Sanders surrogate, about whether a uterus alone qualifies someone to be president.

Killer Mike, whose real name is Michael Render, spoke ahead of the Vermont senator at a raucous rally in Atlanta at the campus of Morehouse College.

Killer Mike relayed a recent conversation with an activist named Jane Elliott, who, he said, told him: "A uterus doesn't qualify you to be president of the United States. You have to have policy that's reflective of social justice."

Sanders weighed in on Wednesday morning, with a spokesman saying he "doesn't believe gender should be a reason to vote for or against someone. …

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