At a Congressional Black Caucus news conference Thursday morning, civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis vocalized his support for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. When asked about Bernie Sanders' involvement in the civil rights movement, Lewis said he had never seen the candidate at any events.
"I never saw him. I never met him. I'm a chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for three years, from 1963 to 1966. I was involved in the sit-ins, the freedom rides, the March on Washington, the march from Selma to Montgomery, and directed their voter education project for six years. But I met Hillary Clinton. I met President Clinton," Lewis said.
On Sanders' Senate website, there are two photos of what appear to be the candidate with Lewis on the Edmund Pettus Bridge during the 50th anniversary Selma march last year.