Jeb Bush officially entered the GOP presidential field
on Monday with an appeal to minority voters, and civil rights activist Alveda King says they should give Republicans a chance.
Appearing Monday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto,"
the niece of Martin Luther King Jr. said the African-American community cares about "kitchen table issues," such as paying the bills and educating children.
"Any candidate that wants to be the president of the United States must know that African-Americans have children, African-Americans have family, African-Americans need jobs," she said. "We need the same thing. We want safety and security. We don't want our country threatened by terrorists."
Those issues aren't related to skin color, King said, and anyone running for president should make note of it.
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in her kickoff rally on Saturday accused Republicans of trying to keep black people from voting with voter ID laws. King said that won't work in the long term.
"She race baits and throws little things out there to agitate people," she said of Clinton.
Democrats don't have policies, so they appeal to emotions, King said, while Republicans bring opportunity and access.
"They say, we're not going to entitle you. We're not going to give you handouts … but we're going to give you a hand up," King said. "But we expect you to participate. You own this vision and this dream just like we do."
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