Hillary Clinton speaks at Durham church, holds rally in Raleigh

Hillary Clinton at  Union Baptist Church in Durham, on Sunday. Photo by David Grzybowski/CBS North Carolina
Hillary Clinton at Union Baptist Church in Durham, on Sunday. Photo by David Grzybowski/CBS North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Hillary Clinton says the “love they neighbor” commandment in the Bible can be tough to follow sometimes.

Speaking in North Carolina, a battleground state, Clinton noted her policy plans and pledged to “actually start interacting again with people we don’t agree with.”

Clinton was speaking to several hundred people gathered at Union Baptist Church in Durham on Sunday morning.

She was joined by Mothers of the Movement, a group of women who have lost children to gun violence or through contact with the police. The group includes Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin.

Stressing her commitment to combat systemic racism, Clinton pledged to reform the criminal justice system, create jobs and provide better educational opportunities.

“We are going to work to achieve and end reform in our criminal justice system. Not half measures but a full commitment to a real follow through because we are all safer when everyone in America respects the law and is respected by the law,” Clinton said.

She said that Donald Trump does not see the “vibrancy” in the black community.

On North Carolina, Clinton spoke about House Bill 2 and how she says it translates to the governor’s race.

“North Carolina deserves a governor who puts the people of this state first, not some kind of ideological agenda,” Clinton said.

She also spoke about Donald Trump and his recent comments questioning the legitimacy of the election process.

Later Sunday, speaking at a rally in Raleigh, Clinton touted Deborah Ross, who is locked in a tight race with the state’s incumbent Republican Sen. Richard Burr.

She then took a shot at Burr, saying that “unlike her opponent, Deborah has never been afraid to stand up to Donald Trump.”

Clinton has said she plans to spend the closing days of the race campaigning for Democrats in down-ballot races.

The Republican National Committee released a statement about Clinton’s visit to Raleigh Sunday, saying that she has proven that she is a candidate who only looks out for herself and that North Carolina voters deserve better.

Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign announced a joint campaign appearance with First Lady Michelle Obama later this week.

Campaign spokesman Brian Fallon says Clinton and Obama will appear together at a rally in Winston-Salem on Thursday.

This will be their first joint appearance at a campaign rally.

— The Associated Press contributed to this report

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