She calls Medgar Evers ‘Medger Evans’. If Hillary Clinton were a Republican, imagine the media attention it would garner like when Governor Rick Perry couldn’t remember the third agency he’d eliminate as President. All the media attention essentially ended his candidacy.
Hillary Clinton, speaking at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting in San Francisco Monday night, botched the name of civil rights icon Medgar Evers. The former secretary of state and first lady was recounting the story of one of her mentors, lawyer John Doar.
“In 1963, in Jackson, Mississippi, John stepped between angry protesters and armed police to prevent a potential massacre after the murder of Medgar Evans,” said Clinton, who was referring to Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist who was murdered while walking into his home on June 12, 1963.