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“Civil Rights Icon” John Lewis Gives Biden Cover on Segregationists

We’re truly living in Oceanian times now.

On the one hand, there’s a ferocious culture of political correctness so deranged that people are being lynched for the slightest verbal missteps. Not even missteps but positive comments that someone decided to take issue with for purely political reasons.

On the other hand, there’s Joe Biden, who has spent his entire life getting a free pass for saying and doing offensive things, getting cover for bragging about working with segregationists from the guy who trademarked ‘civil rights icon’.

I’m not joking. It’s how the Politico spin piece begins.

Civil rights icon John Lewis said Friday that former Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks about his past work with segregationists in the Senate were not offensive, offering the 2020 Democratic front-runner a lifeline after a week of withering criticism from other White House hopefuls.

“I don’t think the remarks are offensive,” Lewis (D-Ga.) told reporters, recounting the range of unsavory people he’s worked shoulder to shoulder with. “During the height of the civil rights movement we worked with people and got to know people that were members of the Klan — people who opposed us, even people who beat us, and arrested us and jailed us.”

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