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Civil rights icon John Lewis told reporters he never encountered Bernie Sanders when the Vermont senator was working with Lewis' Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s. Because he made his remarks at a press conference announcing the Congressional Black Caucus PAC's endorsement of Sanders' opponent, Hillary Clinton, Lewis' comments can be seen as a mild dig at Sanders. (In the same breath he said he had met Bill and Hillary Clinton.) But it's also undoubtedly true. The Georgia congressman was a titan of the civil rights movement. A participant in the Freedom Rides organized by the... [Read More]
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