Actress and staunch Bernie Sanders supporter Susan Sarandon was caught on video in February engaging in an intense shouting match with several Hillary Clinton supporters, as she tried to convince them that the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee’s positions on the Iraq War and on fracking precluded her from being a viable candidate.
“She is for fracking,” a frustrated Sarandon yells at a Clinton supporter during the Nevada Democratic caucuses last February in a video published this week by Vanity Fair.
“You can’t have climate change with fracking,” Sarandon adds.
A short time later, Sarandon is seen in another shouting match with United Farm Workers Union co-founder and famed labor activist Dolores Huerta.
“So isn’t it great to have a candidate who hasn’t accepted money from all of the people?” Sarandon says to the woman, ostensibly referring to Sanders. “How about voting for the war, were you for that? She voted for the war. That’s a lot of people who got fuc*ed on that one.”
While serving as Secretary of State, Clinton did urge the leaders of foreign governments to pursue fracking, an innovative process of drilling for natural gas.
Clinton moved away from her previous support of fracking when that position became politically hazardous for her campaign during the contentious primary with Sen. Sanders, who repeatedly hammered Clinton for her pro-fracking position.
Earlier this month, Sarandon publicly chastised Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Twitter for endorsing Clinton’s White House run.
The 69-year-old Thelma and Louise star accused Warren of supporting a “candidate who represents everything [she] has fought against.”
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) June 10, 2016
Warren announced her support for Clinton earlier this month on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show.
Sarandon has campaigned for Sanders and has described herself as “Bernie or bust.”
In March, she told MSNBC host Chris Hayes that she just can’t see herself voting for Hillary Clinton.
“I think Bernie would probably encourage people to [support Hillary if he loses] because he doesn’t have any ego in this thing,” she said. “But I think a lot of people are, ‘Sorry, I just can’t bring myself to [vote for Hillary].'”
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