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Dem Lawmaker Slams Barr For Using John Lewis To Hide His Racism: ‘Keep His Name Out Of Your Mouth’



Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) called out Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday for trying to use John Lewis to cover up for his participation in systemic racism.

“You started your testimony with eloquent words about the life and legacy of John Lewis fighting systematic racism, voter intimidation, civil rights,” Richmond said. “The one thing that you have in common with your two predecessors — Attorney General Sessions and Attorney General Whitaker — is that when you all came here and brought your top staff, you brought no Black people.”

“That, sir, is systematic racism,” the Louisiana Democrat explained. “That is exactly what John Lewis spent his life fighting. And so, I would just suggest that actions speak louder than words and you really should keep the name of the honorable John Lewis out of the Department of Justice’s mouth.”

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