While covering the New Hampshire primaries, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow revealed she didn’t feel enough gay rights support from Bill Clinton’s presidency.
Maddow’s comments came as she discussed the support young people have for Bernie Sanders. Despite Clinton enacting DOMA and DADT, Maddow felt Clinton and the Democratic party didn’t back up the LGBT community as much as they could.
“I was 19 in 1992 when Bill Clinton was running on the Democratic side and at the 1992 Republican convention, Pat Buchanan got up there and gave this culture war speech where he basically declared a crusade against minorities and particularly gay people,” Maddow says. “And as a gay person watching that in 1992 I didn’t feel like Bill Clinton had my back. I didn’t feel like the Democratic party had my back.”
“He was talking about agreeing with Ronald Reagan that government was the problem and all that stuff. If you are a liberal, you are not in the majority in this country and you know it and it always feels that way,” Maddow concluded.