U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta, at the 2014 opening of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

John Lewis on Bernie Sanders’ civil rights work: ‘I never saw him’

1:53 pm Feb. 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Southern firewall is stirring. Up in Washington, John Lewis just cut Bernie Sanders cold. The congressman’s comments came only a few hours after, down in Atlanta, Mayor Kasim Reed did the same. First, Lewis’ remarks via the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON — Civil rights leader John Lewis on Thursday dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ 1960s work on racial equality, saying, “I never saw him. I never met him.”

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