Eric Garner’s Daughter Backs Bernie Sanders

Erica Garner, the eldest daughter of the late Eric Garner, endorsed Bernie Sanders for president Friday in a Washington Post column. Her father was the unarmed Staten Island man who died in 2014 after police officers notoriously put him in a chokehold during an arrest related to the sale of loose cigarettes. “Black Americans—all Americans—need a leader with a record that speaks for itself. And to me, it’s clear. Of all the presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders is our strongest ally,” Garner wrote. “He prioritized a racial justice platform. He spoke out, in speeches and debates, about Sandra Bland and declared that black lives do matter. He heard us, and I believe he’ll continue to listen.”