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Rev. Jesse Jackson endorses Bernie Sanders for president

Jackson joined Sanders on stage at a rally in Grand Rapids
Posted at 5:18 PM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-08 17:18:33-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Civil rights leader and former presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson endorsed Bernie Sanders for president on Sunday

Jackson joined the Vermont senator on stage during a campaign rally in Grand Rapids.

“With the exception of Native Americans, African-Americans are the people who are most behind socially and economically in the United States, and our needs are not moderate. A people far behind cannot catch up choosing the most moderate path,” Jackson said.

Sanders supported Jackson during his run for the democratic nomination in 1988, and lauded the civil rights activist as a hero of his.

Jackson sat down with FOX 17 News, his interview will air Sunday night at 10.