Fiery USAF Vet, Millennial Sanders Supporter: We'll Stay 'In Basement' on Election Day
Monday on Hannity, host Sean Hannity said Hillary Clinton's campaign doubled down on the candidate's "basket of deplorables" statement, when campaign manager Robby Mook was discussing the election on another network:
"I think a lot of the people that stand by Donald Trump are deplorable and the things that they say are deplorable," Mook said.
Former Racial Justice Director for Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, Tezlyn Figaro, joined Hannity to talk about that remark and those leaked by the Washington Free Beacon in which Clinton referred to Sanders' supporters as "children of the Great Recession" and "living in their parents' basements"
"Either she's trashing Bernie Sanders' supporters or making an admission that Barack Obama's economy has been horrible," Hannity said.
"I never thought I'd vote for Senator Sanders either. I'm an independent fiscal capitalist," Figaro said, "I supported him because he was saying at the time that he was against the establishment."
Figaro said she was deeply offended by Clinton's remarks:
"I have news for Hillary Clinton and everyone who supports her-- I did not grow up in Mommy's basement...the only time I was in the basement was when I was running from an Oklahoma tornado."
"I grew up with the shirt on my back, [and] at 18 went to Dallas with no car and no job...and became a business owner with 300 paid employees. No one has given me anything, I never looked for anything for free...[and] served time in the US Air Force."
"What type of basement did Chelsea Clinton grow up in? ...because her basement was sure as hell nicer than mine," Figaro said.
She said she felt betrayed by Sanders' endorsement of Clinton after he fought his way through a tough primary.
The only person who "jumped the fence" to support Clinton was Sanders "who folded like a napkin", she said, and he's "having every awkward moment...like [former New Mexico Gov.] Gary Johnson."
"When election time comes [we Millennials] will be staying in the basement and sit this one out."
Watch the full interview above.