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Everything We Learned From Cynthia Nixon's Wendy Interview

Everything We Learned From Cynthia Nixon's Wendy Interview

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Ryan Pfluger

Among other things, the gubernatorial candidate stated she supports the legalization of marijuana.

Cynthia Nixon gave her first televised interview as a political candidate this morning on Wendy Williams, and we're pleased to announce that Mother delivered the goods.

"For me, the election of Donald Trump was a real wake up call, as it was a wakeup call for women across the country," she told Williams. "If we don't like the direction our government is going in, we have to step up. And we have to get involved like never before."

Nixon touched upon several issues she's planning to tackle as New York state governor, including education and the subway system.

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"I'm running as a New Yorker, I'm running as a public school parent. I'm running as a New York City subway rider--that's enough to make anyone want to run for governor nowadays," she says. "I have been fighting for better and, particularly, more equal funding of New York state's public schools for the last 17 years. And I've been going up to Albany, and talking to legislators, and speaking out, and this year I finally decided, you know, the definition of insanity is doing something over and over and expecting a different result. If you want it done, you have to actually get in there and do it yourself."

Williams questioned Nixon about her stance on gun control, to which the former SATC star pointed out that concrete action needs to be taken, not just pretty phrasing:

"There is so much we can do to really be an alternative to Donald Trump," she said. "Not just rhetorically, but with policy to protect our people and to say, 'That's not the way our country should be going. Look at what we're doing in New York."

Asked about specific shootings, like that of Stephon Clark, Nixon was quick to emphasize the importance of practicing what one preaches.

"If we're going to say Black Lives Matter, we have to mean it. And we have to implement change," she exlained, continuing: "Black women for a long time, and never more visibly than nowadays, they are the cornerstone--they are the backbone--of the Democratic party."

Finally, Nixon touched upon the hot topic of the legalization of marijuana, and made her thoughts inescapably clear: "I am absolutely for the legalization of marijuana. Let's capture some of that revenue."

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