Sanders, who ran for president on a progressive platform, praised King’s bravery and criticized those who forgot the opposition he faced while fighting for criminal justice reform and low-wage earners.
“Let us not forget where Dr. King was when he was assassinated. He was standing up with exploited workers in Memphis, Tennessee.”
Sanders called on politicians in Washington who repeat King’s words but are working to dismantle President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act hypocritical, saying King would be outraged.
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