Cynthia Nixon supports legalization of marijuana: 'Let's capture some of that revenue'

05 April, 2018, 01:58 | Author: Sheri Evans
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Still, she's more than happy to praise the closet's contents: "We love the clothes!"

The mom of three says, "The election of Donald Trump was a real wake-up call".

Cynthia Nixon, who is best known for her role as the "tough as nails" lawyer Miranda Hobbs on the hit HBO show Sex and the City, has grabbed the headlines as she announced her intention to run for governor of NY.

The Democratic primary will be held September 13, and Cuomo - a potential presidential candidate for 2020 - is running for his third term as governor, something that Nixon is aware can be a challenge. "If we are going to say black lives matter, we have to mean it".

Appearing on the nationally syndicated "Wendy Williams Show" in her first television interview as a NY gubernatorial candidate, Nixon criticized two-term incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo for hammering out the state budget with three other men - excluding the Senate Democratic leader, a black woman.

Adding, "If we don't like the direction our government is going in, we have to step up".

When the subject on the show turned to the legalization of marijuana, Nixon said she was "absolutely" for it. She argued that incumbent Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was once himself a celebrity candidate, as the son of former NY governor Mario Cuomo. "There is such an appetite for real progressive change in New York City".

She also addressed the chatter over a celebrity entering politics. "I have been fighting for better and, particularly, more equal funding of NY state's public schools for the last 17 years".

Cynthia Nixon in New York City on November 27, 2017.

Williams also brought up the recent police-involved shooting of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, California, asking Nixon, "Is this a black man thing?"

"Yes", Nixon said. "I think it is".

During the "Sex and the City" star's first national television interview aired Wednesday on "The Wendy Williams Show", Nixon called black women the "cornerstone" and "backbone" of the Democratic Party.

Williams then asked a pointed question that perhaps underscored Nixon's decision to appear on the former shock jock's show in the first place: "How can black women help you become governor?"

"Let's capture some of that revenue" from legalized sales of marijuana, she said.

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