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Rep. John Lewis: I Didn’t Mean to “Disparage” Sanders’ Civil Rights Role

HeadlineFeb 16, 2016

Another Hillary Clinton supporter, civil rights icon and Georgia Congressmember John Lewis, has walked back his comments on Democratic rival Bernie Sanders’ involvement in the civil rights movement. Last week Lewis said of Sanders, “I never saw him. I never met him.” Lewis later said he did not mean to “disparage [Sanders’] activism,” noting “the fact that I did not meet him in the movement does not mean I doubted that Senator Sanders participated.”

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