“I have received more hostility for voting for a qualified female candidate than I have ever received anywhere from the American right wing,” she said at a Clinton campaign event at NeueHouse in Hollywood.
“The fact that other members of the Democratic Party have spoken to me like I was an ill informed child for voting for someone who represents everything I think this country should be is outrageous.”
Dunham noted that she’s received the “vitriol” via her Instagram feed, where she has posted photos as she campaigned for Clinton in primary states.
She said that she reached a “tipping point” last week when one commenter wrote to her, “Bernie Sanders has done more for feminism than Hillary Clinton has.”
Dunham, actress America Ferrera and Chelsea Clinton appeared on Sunday at what was a rare non-fundraising event for the Clinton campaign in California, which does not hold its primary until June 7.
The three women defined differences between Clinton and Sanders, particularly on issues like gun control. Chelsea Clinton warned that the stakes are too high for a focus on a “single issue country.” It’s a reference to Sanders’ focus on the corrupting influence of money on politics.
She cited in particular the Supreme Court and the vacancy with the death of Antonin Scalia, but also a variety of issues primed to come before the justices.
“We have to deal in politics as we find them, not as we wish they were,” Clinton said.
Clinton also made several references to Donald Trump, the GOP frontrunner, and the state of political rhetoric.
She warned of the “normalization of hate speech,” saying that it has become common to the point of being “treated as unexceptional.”
About 200 people attended the event at NeueHouse, a workspace that was the former west coast headquarters for CBS Radio.