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Rep. John Lewis defends Joe Biden, in the midst of the controversy over the work with segregation ists, says comments not offensive

Rep. John Lewis is announced to come to the defense of Joe Biden, according to the 2020 hopeful, his previous success in the cooperation with the racial segregation senators
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Congressman John Lewis, D-Ga., to defend has joined the ranks of the Democrats, Joe Biden, after 2020, full of hope, his last success came under fire for touting in the work with the racial segregation of the senators.

Biden made the controversial comments at the event on Tuesday to work when you talk about the importance of “civility” in politics and the need to work with others, regardless of their beliefs. The former Vice President spoke of the ability to “get things done” with Sens. James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, both staunch segregation ists.

Rep. Lewis, civil rights hero himself, came to Biden’s defense on Friday while talking with reporters. He noted that in the Civil Rights Era, he also worked with the people against his rights.

“I don’t think that these comments are offensive, they are in the height of the civil rights,” said Lewis. We worked with people, and got to know the people – it was the members of the clan, people against us, people who beat us, arrested us and arrested us.

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“We never gave up on our fellow human beings – and I would not give up on people,” he continued.

Lewis said that Biden had reached the camp, to discuss the response of the Vice-President of the remarks, but he had not calls the opportunity to return your. Lewis is not the only attempt to suppress the criticism of Biden in the light of his comments, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Congressional Black Caucus also spoke in support of the 2020 presidential candidates.

Pelosi described Biden as “authentic,” while Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY, spoke about his own experiences in the cooperation with President Trump, with a management that he does not agree.

“I think that we have taken here in the house Democratic Caucus have us in the position that you sometimes with the opposition, as far as your values if you take care of things,” said force, without Jeffries.

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Others have spoken against it, the against Biden, including some of his 2020 competitors. Sen. Cory Booker called Biden the approach is “not the model for you, as we America a safer and more inclusive place for black people, for everyone.” The former New York mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio said that it is “Biden’s high time for excuses or evolution” of Joe.

In the face of criticism, Lewis to hold, “advised Biden and his eyes on the prize.” and keep his eyes on the prize.”

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“Never give up, or bitter, or hostile. Work hard,” he added.

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