TODAY: Olympic medalist at PC
Olympic figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan today visited Presbyterian College as a surrogate speaker for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. A former US Secretary of State, Clinton will face Bernie Sanders in the Feb. 27 Democratic presidential preference primary in South Carolina.
Republicans will vote their preference for president this Saturday in South Carolina.
After her Olympics career, Kwan obtained college degrees in International Relations and worked in the Clinton State Department. "When she went to Beijing and said human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights," Kwan said of Clinton, "that was controversial then. Still is today." Kwan touted Clinton's career as an attorney, First Lady with husband President Bill Clinton, former US Senator and Secretary of State, but added when Hillary Clinton graduated Yale Law her first job was in Charleston, working for the Children's Defense Fund.
"Her leadership, her vision; she is the most experienced (presidential candidate) and she has a track record," Kwan listed as reasons Democrats should vote for Clinton Feb. 27 in SC and in November's General Election throughout the country.
"I am so proud to be on her campaign," Kwan said. "The world is a challenging place, kind of scary. Hillary has incredible relationships in the international community."
Kwan said he could not speak for Clinton on the question of which Republican candidate she would prefer facing in November, but added, "She has said she would like to have a debate with Trump." Kwan's PC appearance is up on her Twitter account.