Rep. John Lewis Testifies In Opposition of Sessions

Rep. John Lewis testified during the second day of a confirmation hearing for Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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Millions of Americans are incurred by our country's efforts. To create a more in loans that. Democracy. In the last fifty years. Of what Somalis coal. To beloved community. A communities at peace with itself. In model minority. A clear majority of Americans that it won't it is to be a for and a generous. And open nation. They offer it. This country is hit it in their own direction. If I'm sorry and if I'm leaders reject decades. Of progress. And want to return to at a dog pass. And Apollo lol what used to them on the freedoms protected by the constitution. The bill or rights. And its amendments. Leaves the divorces. Are represent today. We confront him let alone its maligned beacon Petit and edited Eva hand it. But a real honest with ourselves. We know. That we are called upon Dalia by the people we represent. To help India with unfairness. In how the Romo is written and enforce. Those who a committed to equal justice. In our society or wonder whether. Summit of session. Call for Lowell and order. The mean today but it meant in Alabama and I was coming up right now. The Ruble law boy you loans to violate the human. Consumer rights. Of the pool. It just with less. People Carla. I was born and rural Alabama. Not very thought. It wears them to fiction mysteries. There was no way to its state. Or deny. It shall hold a discrimination. Literature that he. Has to run adults. Onslaught assigned. That's it white weighed in. About weight and I'll sort of science has faired white men colored men white women one. Face it attributed fruit bitter fruits and segregation. And version discrimination. Segregation. Was the law of the land. To order our society. In the deep so. In midnight person who did not cross the street when a white person will walk and honestly I'd walk. Who did not rule backed Abbas. Who drink from. The white water fountain. A white person directly in it could be a rest. And taken to jail. The forces. Rule all in Alabama was so strong. The to take a stand against this injustice. We had to be willing to sacrifice our lives. Calls. Often the only way Reid who in the street. A little boats violated arguable. But chairman ample I put him out by it is. On line and show the world on the prized we have to pay. The dignity and respect. It took mass that will optimize nonviolent. Dissent. But the voting rights act but humble. Required. Criticism. Of this great nation and its animals to move toward a greater. Sense of equality in America. We have to sedan. We had to stand man. We had to march. And that's par more than fifty years ago. The group pulled on a long. Citizens. Black and white. Together all Moya seven. 196 five and orderly peaceful nonviolent fashion. The Walt himself wrong. To Montgomery Alabama the dramatized in the nation and to the world. That we want it to register to vote wanted to become participants in the democratic process. We were beaten. Jay gaps. Left bloody. Somalis on conscience. Some of us are concussions. Some of those almost died on that rich. But the congress responded. President Lyndon Johnson responded. And the congress passed the voting rights I. It was signed into rule analysts expected six of we'll come to distance we have made progress. But we're not dead yet. There are forces double meticulous back to another place. We don't want local. With mobile home. As the late April Randolph with the dean of the march on Washington. In 1963 of the Bosnia. Maybe our forefathers an awful mothers all came to discreet man in different ships. Well gold in the same boat. It does the Madden. Arsenic to session lays Malone. Our frank you may be. I may speak to you. But we need someone who gonna stand up. Speak up and speak out. For the people. The need help. But people have been discriminated against and it doesn't matter what they'll black out why let you know Asian American and native American. Street a gay. Muslim. Christian Jews. All that menacing house. The American how we need someone as lieutenant general who want to look out pull all of us. Not just some I. Ran out of time. Thank you for giving me a chance to.

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