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FLASHBACK: Rep. John Lewis Thanks Jeff Sessions For Civil Rights Work

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) will testify against Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) at his Senate confirmation hearing to serve as Attorney General on Wednesday. Democrats spent the majority of the first day of testimony trying to paint Sessions as a racist.

Both Lewis and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) intend to testify and attack Sessions on his civil rights record. Earlier this week, NTK Network published a video that showed Booker saying that he was “honored” to work with Sessions at a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in 2016 honoring the Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Voting Rights Marches.

Lewis also attended that ceremony and publicly thanked both Booker and Sessions saying, “I want to thank the leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate for making this day, this ceremony, possible. And I want to thank my colleagues Representative Sewell, Senator Booker, and Sessions for leading this Congress stop and pay tribute to the countless and nameless foot soldiers of the voting rights movement.”

In 2015, Lewis and Sessions marched arm-in-arm together at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Selma.