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WATCH: Bernie Sanders Admits He’s Never Passed Legislation That Helps Black People

For a man who has been in the lawmaking business for 27 years, Sanders’ record is a bit light.

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Presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined “The Breakfast Club” radio show this week to tout his record of supporting civil rights, but failed to name a single piece of legislation that he has passed to help black people.

“I don’t talk about this very often, but when I was a student in college I was a member of a group that I think no longer exists – the Congress on Racial Equality,” Sanders told host Charlamagne tha God.

“It was one of the prominent civil rights groups in the early 60’s,” he continued. “We took on segregated housing owned by the University of Chicago, we held the first sit-in demonstration ever held in the North – I got arrested for doing that. In 1963 – this does speak to my age I guess – I was at the March on Washington for jobs and freedom, where Dr. King spoke.”

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Sanders also touted boasted that he was one of the few white public officials to support Jesse Jackson’s presidential run in 1988.

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When asked if he could point to any specific legislation passed that helped black people, Sanders responded

“Well, legislation that, uh, benefits African Americans – not specifically,” he said. “We pass legislation that benefits working people.”

Sanders was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1991, where he held office until he was elected to the Senate in 2007. That is a total of 27 years in the legislature.

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President Donald Trump Will Move the 2020 Republican Convention Out of North Carolina

The state had interfered in the convention.

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President Donald Trump confirmed that he will move the 2020 Republican Convention away from Charlotte, North Carolina in a series of tweets Tuesday night. The state’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, had refused to allow the Republican Party to conduct the event at full capacity, citing supposedly necessary coronavirus social distancing restrictions.

The event was slated to be held in late August, well after the apex of the national coronavirus epidemic. Cooper still refused to allow the Republican Party to proceed with its plans to hold a full-sized major party political convention.

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The loss of the Republican convention is set to cost North Carolina millions of dollars in revenue for the state’s economy. Major party conventions are regularly sought by governors and mayors, but it appears that Cooper’s desire to restrict the GOP convention overrode his desire for the benefits of the event.

The President had earlier been threatening to move the convention if North Carolina failed to give the Republican Party the green light to proceed in organizing for its convention as planned.

Sources indicate that GOP officials are already scouting out potential alternative locations for the party’s convention. Early reports suggest that either Arizona or Florida could be selected as possible replacement locations for the event, with both states set to be competitive electoral battlegrounds in the fall presidential election.

Arizona Republican Debbie Lesko called for the RNC to move the convention to her Glendale-area district, and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has suggested that the state would be willing to welcome the President and Republicans across the country for the crucial political event.

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