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Man Who Walked Out of Warren’s Presidential Announcement Explains Why

"I found at the event there wasn’t any way for me to identify with the things she was saying. That was why I walked out," Johnhaynes Honeycutt said.

By NTK Staff | 02.15.2019 @10:30am
Man Who Walked Out of Warren’s Presidential Announcement Explains Why

Johnhaynes Honeycutt, who walked out of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) presidential campaign announcement last weekend, told the Washington Examiner on Friday he did so because “there wasn’t any way for me to identify with the things she was saying.”

During Warren’s announcement in Lawerence, Mass. last Saturday, Honeycutt stood directly behind Warren and could clearly be seen walking out of the event before Warren concluded her remarks.

Honeycutt, an African-American small business owner from western Massachusetts, told the Washington Examiner he attended the event because he thought he would agree with Warren’s proposals. However, that was not the case.

“I was an Elizabeth Warren supporter,” Honeycutt told the Washington Examiner. “But I found at the event there wasn’t any way for me to identify with the things she was saying. That was why I walked out.”

According to the Washington Examiner:

“Honeycutt said he believed Warren focused too much on tax hikes for the wealthy and injustices in the prison system but not enough on expanding opportunities for minorities and for people who are struggling financially.”

“She’s a small-town girl, and her family were blue-collar, and now she’s in this position [as a presidential candidate]. Rather than taxing and fighting the rich and using that as her only focus, she should be focusing on opening up opportunities for the people that are in the same position she was once in,” Honeycutt added. “There are so many minorities that are doing well in this country, and I feel like Elizabeth Warren should be using her platform to illustrate that end of it.”

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