Roginsky Rips Cruz Protesters: 'Hear Opposing View, Don't Shut It Down'
The Outnumbered hosts took on two heated moments from the campaign trail.
In New York, Sen. Ted Cruz was greeted by angry protesters when he showed up at a charter high school in the Bronx.
"Ted Cruz has no business being in the Bronx, this is an immigrant community!” one protester shouted, while another called him a "right-wing bigot."
Democratic strategist Julie Roginsky argued, however, that this is a "distressing" trend on the left: young people prefer to shut down opposing viewpoints, rather than listen and debate.
"These kids essentially shut him down and said we're gonna walk out if he shows up here. A better use of their time would have been to hear him out, engage him, debate him, and tell him why they disagree with him," she said.
Meantime, Bill Clinton got into it with Black Lives Matter activists at a campaign event in Philadelphia. The former president mentioned the tough crime-fighting laws passed while he was in the White House.
He called out protesters in the crowd for standing up for the wrong people.
“I don’t know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them out into the street to murder other African-American children. Maybe you thought they were good citizens," he said.
“[Hillary] didn’t. She didn’t. You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter. Tell the truth.”
Roginsky said it was a "politically risky move" for Bill Clinton to take this stand, but applauded Clinton for at least engaging the protesters.
"Contrast that with Donald Trump, who throws them out of his rallies and wants nothing to do with engaging anybody," said Roginsky.
Watch the full segment above.