Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE warned Sunday at a reception in Selma, Ala., that Americans are facing a "full-fledged crisis in our democracy," likening its importance to the civil rights movement from decades ago.
"This is a time, my friends, when fundamental rights, civic virtue, freedom of the press, the rule of law, truth, facts and reason are under assault," Clinton said at an event commemorating the 54th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," according to CNN.
"And make no mistake, we are living through a full-fledged crisis in our democracy," she added.
The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee was on hand Sunday to receive the International Unity Award at the Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast.
CNN reported that Clinton did not explicitly mention President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE in her remarks, but lamented that "racist and white supremacist views" had been lifted up by the White House. She further cautioned that civil rights and voting rights are at risk.
"To anyone who has ever wondered what you would have done during those defining moments that we read about in history books — whether you would have risked arrest to demand votes for women or bled on the Edmund Pettus Bridge to demand voting rights for all — the answer is what you are doing now could be as important as anything that anyone has done before," Clinton said.
Clinton, who lost the 2016 election to Trump, has remained an outspoken critic of his administration.
Also in attendance in Selma on Sunday were 2020 presidential hopefuls Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDo progressives prefer Trump to compromise? Texas House Republican tests positive for coronavirus in latest breakthrough case In defense of share buybacks MORE (I-Vt.) and Cory BookerCory BookerLawmakers gear up for spending bill, infrastructure votes Booker: End of police reform negotiations a 'frustrating experience' Sunday shows - All eyes on spending votes MORE (D-N.J.). Sanders said last week he's unlikely to seek campaign advice from Clinton during his current bid.