The daughter of Eric Garner, whose death at the hands of New York City police officers two years ago sparked allegations of police brutality against African-Americans, met with Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday.
Erica Garner introduced Sanders onstage at the University of South Carolina, where she called him a “dedicated leader” and a “fearless public servant that is not afraid to stand against the establishment for the people.”
Sanders’ South Carolina state director, Chris Covert, told CNN that Garner is also campaigning for the Vermont senator. Garner has also been canvassing on behalf of the Sanders campaign in South Carolina.
Last week, the Sanders campaign unveiled an advertisement featuring Garner, who spoke passionately about her support of Sanders.
Sanders and Hillary Clinton have been competing for South Carolina’s black voters, who make up a key voting bloc in the Palmetto State.