Coal Miner That Confronted Hillary Clinton Says He Still Does Not Support Her

• May 3, 2016 4:41 pm


Bo Copley, an out-of-work coal miner, said that even after confronting Hillary Clinton that he would still not support her.

"I felt like it was an opportunity that God had opened for me, to be able to be a voice for the people in my area, to someone that we feel is against us," Copley said.

Copley was part of a roundtable discussion with the Democratic presidential candidate where he said that he was the type of people that she would be putting out of business and showed Clinton a picture of his family.

Copley was referring to Clinton's infamous comment from a CNN town hall that she would put a lot of coal miners out of work and focus on renewable energy.

Clinton walked back her comment during the roundtable and said that it was a misstatement.

"What I was saying was the way things are going now we will continue to lose jobs," Clinton said. "I didn't mean that we were going to do it. What I said was that is going to happen if we take action to try and help and prevent it."

MSNBC host Kate Snow asked Copley about the retraining opportunity that Clinton proposed. Copley said that the only opportunity that was available to him only covers up to $5,000.

Last fall Clinton proposed $30 billion in aid that would be used for retraining and would include a pension for out of work coal miners. Clinton has said that there has been a decrease in demand for coal on a national level.

While campaigning in coal-producing states, the Clintons have been met with protestors who are against her idea of closing coal mines.

Published under: 2016 Election, Coal, Hillary Clinton