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John Lewis Softens His Stance on Bernie Sanders

John Lewis Softens His Stance on Bernie Sanders

Rep. John Lewis Sen. Bernie Sanders

Civil rights leader John Lewis softened his dismissal of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ work in the 1960s on behalf of racial equality.

Lewis, a Georgia congressman who has endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 race, had said about Sanders’ role in the movement: “I never saw him. I never met him.”

Two days later on Saturday, he felt compelled to clarify his remarks “in the interest of unity.”

“The fact that I did not meet him in the movement does not mean I doubted that Sen. Sanders participated,”Lewis said, and “neither was I attempting to disparage his activism.”

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